Youngsters bridge the generation gap

From left, youth leader Sarah Nichols, youth leader Sarah Howe, Amber Baker, eight, Niamh Knight, 12, Kitana Davey, 12, and youth leader Mandy Coupland.
From left, youth leader Sarah Nichols, youth leader Sarah Howe, Amber Baker, eight, Niamh Knight, 12, Kitana Davey, 12, and youth leader Mandy Coupland.
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YOUNG people are hoping to bridge the gap between themselves and older people in their community through a series of coffee mornings.

Members of the South Witham Youth Club hosted their first event at the village hall on Tuesday and attracted a good response from the village.

The youngsters were on hand to serve tea, coffee and cakes to their guests while police community support officer Charlie Smith was there to offer advice on crime prevention and to discuss people’s concerns.

Youth club leaders Mandy Coupland, Sarah Howe and Sarah Nichols were delighted with how the event went and hope to repeat it during most of the school holidays.

Mandy said: “The coffee morning went really well and we had some good interest from the village.”

The coffee morning raised £48 which will be spent on the youth club’s tuck shop. The next event is likely to be held during in February.