The Ryhall Fun Squad in appeal for volunteers

Some of the youngsters who attend Ryhall Fun Squad. They are, from left, back, Sascha Smith, 13, Matthew Croft, 11, Jake Moseley, 12, lucas Carlton, 11, Owen Croft, 10; front, Lewis Rolfe, 12, and Nathan Weston, nine
Some of the youngsters who attend Ryhall Fun Squad. They are, from left, back, Sascha Smith, 13, Matthew Croft, 11, Jake Moseley, 12, lucas Carlton, 11, Owen Croft, 10; front, Lewis Rolfe, 12, and Nathan Weston, nine
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VOLUNTEERS are needed to keep an after-school activity club for children running.

The Ryhall Fun Squad has offered youngsters in the village a way to keep active and meet new friends for a number of years.

The open play sessions run every Wednesday during the spring and summer with the help of parents and volunteers.

But organiser Rachel Miller, of St John’s Close, Ryhall, says more volunteers are needed before the club can start up again on April 18.

She said: “We used to have 12 volunteers but we are now down to the last three. I would like to have a couple more per session at least.

“We like to have at least three so we can get involved in the games. It is ideal for a parent or for someone who loves a particular sport.”

The sessions are open so youngsters can come and go as they please. Anyone aged eight to 19 can turn up and join in a game or start one up themselves.

Miss Miller added: “Kids can play whatever sports and games they want, it’s entirely up to them. It’s their club. We have got more than 100 members overall but we normally get about 30 a week.

“They don’t have to stay for the two hours. It’s just there as they need it. Because it is an open access session we don’t have to have a certain number of helpers.”

There is no commitment to volunteer for a certain number of weeks, but any help will be appreciated.

If you are interesting in volunteering or would like to find out more about the club itself, call Rachel on 07815 838409 or e-mail rj.miller@sky.com.