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Group from Meet up in Thetford Experience a "Magical" Trip on the Norfolk Broads

Thanks to the generosity of one local business, a group of young people, staff and volunteers were able to enjoy a trip on the Norfolk Broads on Saturday 4th November.

Meet Up is a youth and family centre based in Thetford. Its main aim is to provide leisure activity and support services for 10-24 year olds in a safe and informal setting. It is funded by The Big Lottery Fund.

Ferry Marina, based in Horning, kindly loaned a group from Meet Up the use of a boat for the day, which allowed them to experience something different.  As they travelled down the Broads from Horning to Wroxham, they were able to take turns to steer the boat, before they explored Wroxham and enjoyed a packed lunch together, and then sailed back to Horning.

Mike Towndrow, Manager of Meet Up, explains the impact the trip had on the young people involved.

"They loved it. One young person was scared of water. He had previously missed an opportunity for a river trip and had regretted it ever since. This time he felt able to join in and he loved it."

Mike continues. "Having a business offer an opportunity such as this is amazing. These kind of positive activities are invaluable as many of the young people we support wouldn't otherwise have experiences such as this.

"Afterwards one Mum told us that her daughter had never been on water before and she described the day as 'magical."

Thank you to Ferry Marina in Horning for their continued support and making this special day out possible.


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