Last September The Point Church started up a new youth project in the Ex Servicemen’s & Social Club on Willow Way, Hurstpierpoint called the ‘After School Drop In’.
The Drop In is run on a Thursday afternoon from 3:30 until 5:00 where local young people come and play pool, table tennis and football and can buy snacks and sweets from the tuck shop.
This provides the young people with a great place to meet other youth their own age and enjoy some exciting opportunities such as future group trips or initiatives. The Point Church in conjunction with other local Churches of Hurstpierpoint has also started up a community cafe called the ‘Melting Pot’ also run in the Ex Servicemen’s & Social Club on Willow Way on Wednesday mornings from 9:15. The young people from the Drop In wanted to raise money for a local charity and chose to donate to Torch Christian Holiday and Retreat Centre who work to provide holidays for people with sight loss.
The young people decided to fund raise by making and selling craft projects which they sold at The Melting Pot Cafe’s Christmas carol service. The young people then visited Torch’s newly refurbished centre to have a guided tour and to present General Manager Gail Millar with the £55.56 raised.
Report and picture contributed by Miriam Leach, Intern, Torch Holiday and Retreat Centre.