Improving the lives of Tees teenagers.Byline: SANDY McKENZIE
A POPULAR youth club which helps Middlesbrough Middlesbrough
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The youth club at Thorntree See also Thorn tree
Thorntree is a housing estate in east Middlesbrough within the borough of Middlesbrough and the ceremonial county of North Yorkshire, England. It is so called because it was built on land which was Thorntree Farm. Youth and Community Centre, in Birkhall Road, is open 5pm to 9pm every weekday.
It caters for around 60 to 70 young people aged 13 to 19.
The club provides a safe environment where the youngsters can access support, advice and guidance, and achieve personal and social development while enjoying recreation.
Special events are held by the club on Friday evenings when the teenagers are taken out for a health-related activity such as ice-skating, swimming or bowling.
The youth club also takes youngsters on residential trips on the weekend.
The club is aiming to benefit the activity side of its programme by taking part in the Evening Gazette's Wish campaign.
But it is the youth club members themselves who will ultimately decide where any money raised is spent.
The youngsters are gearing up for the task of collecting the tokens and plan to make posters to encourage people in the community to help.
Claire Berry Berry, former province, France
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"We are all looking forward to taking part in the Wish campaign."
People who would like to help can send their tokens to: Thorntree Youth & Community Centre, Birkhall Road, Middlesbrough, TS3 9JW.
GEARING UP: Claire Berry, on the right, manager at the youth club at the Thorntree Youth and Community Centre with some of the teenagers Picture by PETER REIMANN