Bridging the generation gap in Mid Durham

Drew and Reianna received thier awardsWe are thrilled that our community project funded by the Mid Durham Area Action Partnership has continued to see participants receive awards and recognition as a result of their involvement.

Over the past year the Mid Durham Intergenerational Project has brought smiles and laughter to communities as older people and young people have come together to share knowledge, memories and learn new skills. Comments from older people include “If it hadn’t been for you we would not have done any of the intergenerational things and I would have missed out on Becky’s [young person] lovely friendship.”

Everyone was delighted when Drew and Reianna from the Brandon Carrside Youth and Community Project were appointed as ‘Young Boy of the Year’ and ‘Young Girl of the Year’ for Durham Association of Clubs for Boys and Girls. They had both read war poems at the special ‘Last Post’ event in April 2015 to commemorate the Gallipoli campaign of WW1 and both completed the project’s ‘Have Your Say’ confidence building course. Drew has now been elected to the Board as a young people’s representative. He said “The training and activities have led me to help people and make new friends. This has made me more confident in talking to everyone.”

The photo shows Drew and Rhianna receiving their awards.