Fishguard & Goodwick Youth News February 2018

Young people from Fishguard Youth Club celebrated Christmas with Fishguard Gateway Club.

Well done to Zoe Aylward, who applied for a Pembrokeshire Youth Bank Grant to help fund a Christmas Party at Fishguard Bay Hotel for both the members of Fishguard Youth Club and the Gateway Club.

Also, thank you to Senior member Rachael Jenkins who helped wrap all the presents on the morning of the party. It was a Fantastic evening - both the members of Fishguard Youth Club and the Gateway Club joined in with the dancing, eating and having bundles of fun!

Goodwick Youth Bank News

Young people in Goodwick have been highly commended for their outstanding contribution to volunteering in the community. Goodwick Youth Bank members received the accolade at the recent Pembrokeshire Association of Voluntary Services (PAVS) awards.

It's been a busy year for the bank having handed out £3,873.31 to six different Youth Organisations (Ysgol Wdig, Fishguard & Goodwick Rugby Club, Goodwick Junior Brass Band, Fishguard and Goodwick Sea Cadets, Goodwick Youth Club and the Sea Trust) and supported Carrie John with her enterprise, Pocket Foxy.
"Goodwick Youth Bank was set up following a legacy from the late J. C. Bowen of Pehrhiw, Goodwick, who initially made a donation for the construction of the Goodwick Community Centre," said Pembrokeshire County Council Community Youth Team leader Steve Lewis.

"A portion of the money from the sale of the building is to be used for the benefit of the youth of Goodwick and this year, approximately 620 young people living in the Fishguard and Goodwick community have benefitted from the scheme.
"We will continue into 2018 and we encourage young people and youth organisations to apply for a Goodwick Youth Bank Grant to help support young people living in Goodwick."

For more information about Goodwick Youth Bank visit their Facebook group or on Twitter @GYBGreenPig .

If you live outside Goodwick and would like more information about Pembrokeshire Youth Bank, call Rose Davis on (01437) 775744 or email

If any young person would like to be part of Goodwick Youth Bank or Pembrokeshire Youth Bank, we are always looking for new young volunteers. Young People can use this project towards their Welsh Baccalaureate and the Duke of Edinburgh volunteering section.

Fishguard Youth Club's Rachael Jenkins completes 200 Millennium Volunteering Hours!

Rachael Jenkins, age 17, from Fishguard has successfully completed 200 millennium volunteering hours at Fishguard Youth Club. The Millennium Volunteers is a UK wide volunteering programme aimed at giving recognition to volunteering achieved by young people aged 16-24.

Rachael has given up her spare time to help Fishguard Youth Club provide activities and projects for young people in her community. Rachael has been volunteering for over eighteen months and her hard-work has been recognised by a Millennium Volunteer 200hr certificate signed by the First Minister of Wales Carwyn Jones.

Rachael has enjoyed the volunteering experience so much she is in the process of completing her Agored Cymru Level 2 in Youth Group Leadership training through Pembrokeshire Youth Service.

Steve Lewis, Community Youth Worker said "Rachael gives opportunities to many young people in a selfless and caring manner, and is a great example of young people volunteering to help within their local communities. The Youth Workers at Fishguard Youth Club would like to take the opportunity to say thank you to Rachael for all her support and hard-work during her volunteer placement."




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