Youth service makes a splash with Rotary club funds

Youngsters got the chance to make a splash thanks to funding from the Rotary Club of Rainhill.

They teamed up with St Helens Council’s Youth Service to put on a fun day at Taylor Park last Wednesday which included free kayak sessions, arts and crafts sessions and a bouncy castle.

Families were not put off by the unseasonably windy weather and flocked to the activities on offer.

Andy Firth, chairman of the youth committee for the Rotary Club of Rainhill, said: “We’re all about engaging with the community, we like to do charitable things and the leisure services at the council do similar sort of things as us so it seemed like a natural fit for us to get together and do something for the kids who are all off school at the minute. We just want people to have fun.”

Councillor Joe Pearson, Cabinet Member for Protecting Young People, said: “We’d like to say a big thank you to the Rotary Club of Rainhill for providing the funding for our fun day.

“Working with our community partners is a brilliant way of making the most of the fabulous facilities we have at places like Taylor Park for families to enjoy particularly over the long summer holidays when the costs of trying to keep children entertained can soon add up.”

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