Groups of young people aged between 11 and 16 are (MAD) Making A Difference to the Wokingham Borough by raising the positive profile of young people and tackle an area in their community which could do with a little uplifting.
On Saturday (May 26) 13 young people in Winnersh spent four hours painting the picket fences on Harmen Court, Churchill Drive giving it a new lease of life to the delight of the local residents.
Supported by Thames Valley Police PCSO’s and the borough council’s youth service, the young people volunteered their time as part of the (MAD) project that supports young people wanting to make a difference in their communities.
The project was revitalised by PCSO Vicki Williams who said: "The project is excellent for young people who want to do something but not sure how. The project allows them to show the public how they can support their communities given the opportunity."
Wokingham Borough Council area youth worker Richard Ferguson said: "We ran this project with PCSO Vicki Williams a few years ago and it did wonders for the self esteem of young people and the communities they live in. We will be promoting MAD throughout the Wokingham Borough and encouraging young people to come to us with ideas for community support and development. We would also like companies to help support us."
Resources and reward funds for the project have been donated by David Cliff estate agents and Wickes in Winnersh who have enabled more young people to do something positive in their communities.
If any companies would like to get involved they should contact Richard Ferguson on (0118) 908 8492.