KINTORE Rotarians Moira Scott and Steve Lyne paid a visit to the Kemnay Youth Cafe and Drop-in Centre on Monday evening (May 21).
The Youth Cafe opened in June 2004 and provides a safe place for young people to meet their friends, get involved in different activities and have fun. It is open twice weekly on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 7-9.30pm, and supported by the Youth Cafe Association which raises funds for the facility.
Youth workers are on hand to offer confidential advice and information, allowing young people to make informed choices and deal with the pressures they are faced with. Most of the young people are in the 12 to 17 age bracket and as many as 30 can turn up for some of the evening sessions so it can be hectic!
The purpose of the Rotarians’ visit was to hand over a cheque for £320 which will be used to buy some much needed equipment for the Youth Cafe, including an iPod docking station, craft kits, baking trays and pans and storage boxes.
On hand to receive the cheque was some of the young people and Naida Sneddon, Senior Community Learning and Development Worker who thanked members of the Rotary Club of Kintore for their support and donation.