Great Yarmouth Open Day for Young People and Local Community
We’re opening the doors of our community space in Great Yarmouth to young people and the local community at a forthcoming open day.
We’re inviting people to the Upper Deck and Basement at Aspire, on Market Row on Saturday 9th February at Aspire.The Open Day is a collaborative event, with The Benjamin Foundation joining forces with Comeunity, Prospects, MIND, MAP, Great Yarmouth Borough Council, Revolutionary Roots, CEX and Anchorage Trust to offer information and activities to include cooking, music sessions, board games, gaming and arts and crafts.
There will be light refreshments provided, plus a chance to sample some of the items from the cookery sessions. There will also be an opportunity for community groups to view a space which is available for hire.
Young people aged 16 to 25 invited to attend between 2:00pm and 4:00pm to learn more about local services and support available to them.
Aspire has also has a function space, which we are keen to utilise for the benefit of local young people, therefore a second session will be held between 5:00-7:00pm on 9thFebruary for people aged over 25 and local community groups who are interested in using the facilities available.
Sharon Coggins, Job Coach with The Benjamin Foundation says:
“We’re inviting local people to come along to the open day to learn about what agencies are looking to offer. We also want to hear the views of local people about what they would like to see happen in the space available at Aspire in Great Yarmouth.”
Sharon continues: “We want to make the most of the facilities therefore we are hoping that local agencies and groups will be able to view the accommodation available and look to rent the space to provide positive, people led activities for benefit of the community.”
The Open Day will be held at Aspire, 1-2 Market Row, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 1PB and is a drop-in event. There is no need to book.
The Benjamin Foundation have helped me gain independence, confidence, self-esteem and I have discovered more about myself. They have given me great opportunities and I am ever so grateful to be a part of it. If it wasn’t for them I don’t know where I’d be today. Thank you for shaping my life and giving me hope for a future.