Remec Youth Club is at the hub of the community in New Cross Gate, Lewisham, especially the the Windslade Estate neighbourhood. It provides a safe environment for children and young people to socialise and get involved in organised activities that will gainfully occupy them. The youth club is at the heart of the estate and has been successful in reducing crime in a once high risk neighbourhood. Some of its activities include:
Healthy cooking and eating, rock climbing and canoeing, iceskating, visits and educational trips to places of interest. We also provide and outdoor sports activities eg table tennis, hockey, football, basketball, softball, pool table, drama, arts and crafts, including music and dance.
Led by professional youth workers (including former volunteers who have trained and got professional qualifications), the Youth Club is a much needed provision in the area. Recent –closures by the local authority of community centres has threatened the services to young people provided by the youth club.
Appeal for Funds to run the Youth Club for at least 12 months.