JAMIE was able to make a visit to KPC Youth which serves the youngsters of Kenfig Hill, Pyle and Cornelly. Here he was told by organiser Alison Mawby about how they have coped during lockdown and what their plans are for opening up from this week onwards.
Jamie said: “I was very impressed by the fact that this organisation has been operating since 1998 and was set up by a local woman – the Late Helena Parobij – in an attempt to provide young people with a safe haven. It operates like a traditional youth club providing a host of different indoor and outdoor activities and has as many as 90 young people attending each evening.
“It is essential that KPC Youth survives and flourishes because of the work it does within the community not just with young people but also providing some training courses for adults as well.
“I have pledged to give them every support I can as they gradually get going again and seek new funding because their income has been drastically hit by the lockdown. I would urge local people and businesses to give them whatever support they can so that they can go on keeping young people safe and away from the dangers posed by underage drinking and of drugs.”
PIC: MP Jamie Wallis with Alison Mawby outside KPC Youth in Pyle.