A lotto support
Does buying your weekly lottery ticket leave you with a deep sense of self-loathing and disgust? Hey, don’t be so hard on yourself, citizen.
Thanks to your money-grubbing chancery (and a heap of dosh from the Big Lottery Fund’s Awards For All programme) teenagers leaving care can have a go at a scheme leading to some rather wonderful qualifications. Hooray for you.
Plymouth and Local Areas Youth Support is getting £9,969 to give teens leaving care the chance to go on a 20-week creative writing and digital photography course.
The course, which will lead to a Youth Achievement Award, will cover topics that reflect the youngsters’ interests, allowing them to write about their lives as a way of dealing with their problems.
Rachael Clarke, trustee for Plymouth and Local Areas Youth Support, told PRSD: “This money makes a real difference to the young people. Many of them have had a disrupted education and so they end up with no qualifications. They will also be able to keep a portfolio of this work, which will help them with employment.”
Ah, makes ya feel all warm and fuzzy, don’t it?
Other groups to benefit in this bunch of awards include Action for Blind People, Exeter (£4,380 to help set up a sports club for kids with little or no sight), Playgoers Society of Dartington Hall, South Hams (£5,000 to develop an open-air theatre), and bizarrely Teignmouth Folk Festival, which gets £8,250 to, erm, run a weekend celebrating a traditional Devonshire year.
Oh dear, the self-loathing and disgust is returning… Check out the full list of award recipients.
Posted by Thin White Duke
January 27th, 2007