Last month we began on an absolute high with our much anticipated 'Youth Take Over Amigos' event happening during the first week of September - and wow, it was amazing to see the community support for our youth and Cromwell Youth Trust. Over the two evenings our six (6) incredible youth, Maddie, Zoe, Ben, Arlo, Mac & Joel served over 120 customers - and not once did they drop anything! The only person who managed to knock over something was Rhys! We will find out the total result fundraised for our youth in the next month! Thank you Amigos Cromwell.
This upcoming October we will be ending the month on an absolute high! With our refurbishment for 'The Hangout' Youth Centre taking centre stage and beginning the process of a complete transformation. From Monday 23rd October, for approximately two weeks, we will be closed to initiate these changes.
After six (6) months of extensive funding applications, meetings, emails and long days it is exciting to have been successful in our funding applications that are going towards, the ultimate goal, of increasing positive youth development and providing a safe, inviting space that aims to ultimately provide a feeling of a 'homely' environment for every young person who engages with our service.
We would like to extend a massive thank you to the following funders, acknowledged below, who have been extremely supportive of our vision and provided these much needed funds for this refurbishment for our youth - they include Central Lakes Trust, Pub Charity, Otago Community Trust, Rotary Club of Cromwell & Foodstuffs South Island - without whom we would not be able to achieve this for our youth.