Borough club set to benefit from Pride of Redditch awards

By Harriet Ernstsons Wednesday 04 December 2013 Updated: 05/12 12:59

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YOUNG people with learning difficulties are set to benefit from an event celebrating community volunteers in Redditch.

Proceeds raised through the Pride of Redditch event, which will see unsung heroes commended for their hard work, will go towards the Friday Fun Club, a weekly group which was set up 14 years ago.

Rebecca Blake, Pride of Redditch organiser and Labour Parliamentary spokeswoman for the town, said: "When I met the volunteers and members of the Friday Fun Club, I was bowled over with what was going on.

"Over 30 young people were learning dance routines, playing sports and using the Wii. It was wonderful to see them all socialising, having fun and new experiences in a space that was separate from their home life and loved ones.

"I was delighted they agreed to the Pride of Redditch Christmas Celebration raising funds for them.

"The Friday Fun Club has been providing just that once a month for the past 14 years for young people with learning difficulties, including days out and weekends away. The young people work out what activities they would like to do for the year ahead and the faithful volunteers work to make it happen."

Raffle tickets are available on the night, which is sponsored by the Redditch Standard and will start at 7.30pm at South Redditch Social Club next Friday (November 13), or by calling Ms Blake on 07833 771086.

Nominations are open until 5pm on Monday (December 9) for the Pride of Redditch awards, anyone nominating can fill in the form on this page and post it to the Redditch Standard, Church Green East, Redditch, B98 8BP or e-mail with the name of the nominee, reason for nominating them and your contact details including a daytime telephone number.

For more information about the Friday Fun Club, call Steve Tominski on 01527 458574 or Terry Miller on 01527 546409.

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