December 2015 - HIYA's Christmas Gift Project

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HIYA Members with their first Christmas Gift Parcels


HIYA's Christmas Gift Project

Members of Teen Talk's youth Forum, Harwich Inspired Youth Action (HIYA), have launched their first ever Christmas Gift Project.

The group of 11-21 year olds have been working with local businesses and community members to collect food donations for gift parcels that will be handed out over the chirstmas period.

HIYA member, Georgia Olive, said, 'This year HIYA wanted to give a present to people in the community for Christmas to show that young people care about others in our community. We have made collection boxes that went into local shops and communal areas to ask others in the community to also donate and show good community spirit at Christmas.'

The gift parcels will be available at a number of locations including the People's Community Kitchen at the Salvation Army Hall, Harwich.

HIYA would like to send their thanks to all who have supported this project including Superdrug, Wellworth a £, Belmans Court, Crooked Elms, Iceland, Oxleys, Harwich & Dovercourt High School Hair Salon and Lawford Surgery. A special thanks go to the Harwich and Dovercourt Partnership, who made a large donation to the project.

Teen Talk's Christmas Closure

Teen Talk will be closed over the Christmas period from 5.00pm on Friday 18 December 2015 and will reopen at 9.00am on Monday 04 January 2016.

If you need support during this time please call:
Childline: 0800 11 11
Family Operations Hub: 0845 6037627

2016 project start dates:
Drop-in Harwich - Monday 04 January, 9am
Drop-in Clacton Library - Tuesday 05 January, 1.45pm
HIYA Youth Forum Meetings - Tuesday 12 January, 6pm

Hello Coffee Club Clacton - Tuesday 05 January, 11am
Hello Coffee Club Harwich - Thursday 14 January, 2pm
Cookery Workshops - Thursday 14 January, 4pm
Parent & Carer Coffee Mornings - Tuesday 12 January, 10am

Appointments will be available at Clacton Coastal Community Centre from Monday 11 January. Please call 01255 504800 to make an appointment.

We look forward to seeing you in 2016!

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