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Tuesday, 2 October 2012

WALTHAMSTOW: Youth organisation relaunch a success

This is Local London
By Joe Curtis »

A YOUTH organisation attracted 150 new members after its relaunch last weekend.

WALTHAMSTOW: Youth organisation relaunch a success.

The Soul Project in Wood Street, Walthamstow, reopened its dedicated youth space on Saturday, September 29, and saw 156 new faces pass through its doors.

The community centre teaches free courses in music production, graphic design, drama and dance for children and teenagers, and also offers mentoring and advice for people at risk of social exclusion or joinging a gang.

Steve Barnabis, the founder and director, said: "It was a greatly successful relaunch. It's fantastic to see so many people interested in learning a new skill and having fun at our centre."

He added that the organisation has recently become a charity, meaning peoplen can make donations directly to it and opening new funding opportunities to it.

"It's excellent news and means we should see more money coming in now. One of the things we want to do is get performance groups touring, possibly abroad," he added.

Its charity number is 1148244 and you can text a donation to 70070 if you write in the text: +TSPY40£ followed by the amount you wish to give.

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