Donations help South Kirkby youth club

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Young people in South Kirkby are brushing up on their computer skills and sporting prowess, thanks to two recent donations.

South Kirkby Youth Club Association, which works with children aged eight and older, was awarded £1,350 as part of Sportivate - a lottery-funded project aimed at giving young people a chance to discover a new sport.

Helped by Wakefield Council and Wakefield and District Housing, the club has used the money to buy new equipment, run free activity sessions and offer sports leader training for volunteers.

WDH also donated two refurbished computers so youngsters can have access to equipment they might not have at home.

The computers were no longer needed by WDH following an IT upgrade last year.

Becky Cartwright, manager of the association, said: “The sports sessions we’ve held have been really well attended with groups of up to 28 getting involved.

“The demand proves there’s a need, so it’s great that we’ll be able to continue offering them.

“Without the computers some of the children who attend wouldn’t be able to do research or access the internet.”