Give girls a hand
MORE parent volunteers are needed to help a new group for girls continue its early success. The Electric Pink group, which caters for girls between the ages of 10 and 16, has been running a drop-in centre each Wednesday in Eaton Socon for about two months
MORE parent volunteers are needed to help a new group for girls continue its early success.
The Electric Pink group, which caters for girls between the ages of 10 and 16, has been running a drop-in centre each Wednesday in Eaton Socon for about two months.
Already regularly used by about 20 girls, the group was set up by Huntingdonshire District Council with volunteer helpers.
However, to ensure the future of Electric Pink, parents and other volunteers are needed to take a more active role in running the group (there is no statutory duty to provide this kind of service).
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Fliss Layde, a parent and youth worker, said: "It needs at least two adults to attend to make sure everyone is safe in the building.
"If several people could offer their time on a rota, one evening every few weeks, it would be easy, fun and very achievable."
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Electric Pink, which meets at Open Door, started in November after
parents and their daughters asked the council's community development team to look at the possibility of setting up a group.
The name of the group was then devised by the girls themselves, and the group's activities are decided by them. So members have tried karaoke, cooking, and crafts, and have learnt about personal safety and self defence.
Joanna Sellick, an 11-year-old member of Electric Pink, said: "There is always a fun activity to do and we guarantee you'll never get bored"
INFORMATION: Anyone interested in getting involved can contact community initiatives officer, Penny Litchfield on 01480 388262 or 07810 637566.