During the half term holidays, Conor McGinn MP visited some of the activities arranged for young people by St Helens Council, the Make it Happen Project with Helena Partnerships, and other voluntary groups.
Two of the activities Conor went to see were the breakfast club at St Davids Moss Bank run by St Helens Youth Service and craft and play activities at Derbyshire Hill Family Centre in Parr, a volunteer-run project funded through a grant from Jane Kennedy, Merseyside’s Police and Crime Commissioner.
During his visits, Conor spoke to staff and volunteers about the holiday sessions, and with the young people about how much they enjoyed the chance to take part in the activities.
Commenting Conor said:
“Despite increasing pressures on funding, St Helens Council and Helena have done excellent work with local communities to put on holiday activities for our young people.
“It was good to see the kids enjoying themselves and a great chance to meet dedicated youth service staff like Barbara at St David’s and volunteers like Mandy at Derbyshire Hill Family Centre who give their time and these opportunities to local children.”