A busy time for us to mark milestone

The Young People's Caravan Project went on an ice skating trip to Bradford
The Young People's Caravan Project went on an ice skating trip to Bradford

THE Young People’s Caravan Project has a packed programme of activities as it marks its fifth year serving the youth of Todmorden.

The young people have been busy creating artwork to be used for decorating the caravan like the old one, which was given to a similar youth project in Southampton.

Some of those who attend the caravan enjoyed an ice skating trip to Bradford, thanks to the use of Todmorden C of E School’s minibus.

Jeff Hunter, from the caravan project, said: “It was wonderful to see the youths enjoying the event together.

“We plan to do more events of this kind for the youths and perhaps ten pin bowling at Burnley may be next.”

All the volunteers involved with the caravan celebrated a dinner together at Cherries.

Mayor of Todmorden Coun Margareta Holmstedt, who chose to support the project during her mayoral year, visited the young people at the caravan with Mayoress Coun Dorothy Jordan.

Coun Holmstedt and Coun Jordan have organised several events to raise money for the project.

Mr Hunter said: “We are extremely grateful because they have facilitated further growth, improved activities for the youths and security for the project.”