Stamford Hill Youth Club wins national award from the Guinness Partnership
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Stamford Hill Youth Club has won a national award from The Guinness Partnership housing association - and with it a grant to buy a pool table, football games, computers and board games.
The club on the Stamford Hill Estate caters for children and young people from the ages of six to 19 two nights a week, and helps tackling anti-social behaviour on the estate.
Up to 50 children attend each evening for sessions which include football coaching.
Youth Club leader Charlene McCook said: “The children and young people get so much from coming to the club.
“It is so important that young people have a ‘space’ so that they develop emotionally - whether it is learning new computer skills, or just playing table tennis or board games with their friends.
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“And what is really great is seeing young people that have grown up on the estate now helping out with the project.
“The sky’s the limit for the youth club.”
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