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Young Volunteers End Project With Celebration Party

8th May 2008

Around 60 young people from Calderdale celebrated the achievements of a volunteer project which ends this month at a party at West End Golf Club.

Around 60 young people from Calderdale celebrated the achievements of a volunteer project which ends this month at a party at West End Golf Club.

The Millennium Volunteer Project was set up nationwide in 2000 to encourage young people to get involved in their local communities. One of these initiatives was administered by a team at Calderdale College which has worked with over two thousand young people since the project began, including students from Calderdale College and Holy Trinity.

"Our young people have been involved with a huge range of projects from sports coaching to working in charity shops and on hospital radio", said Sahra Hargreaves, project co-ordinator at Calderdale College. "They've mentored younger children to improve literacy and numeracy, befriended old people through Age Concern and helped at Brownie, Guide, Scout and Rainbow groups. One enterprising group of MVs from Holy Trinity even organised a summer music festival featuring local bands to raise money for the BLISS premature baby charity."

"Volunteering gives young people skills such as team working, problem solving and initiative and they also gain a sense of personal achievement and the satisfaction from knowing that they have made a difference to the community where they live. We're very proud of them."

'Petros', last year's Battle of the Bands winners, played at the celebration party, along with local group 'Don't Look Down' and Calderdale College Performing Arts student Steve Eccles entertained with The MV Rap.

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