Local MP commends Cambridge volunteers

August 3, 2007 11:00 AM

Cambridge MP David Howarth has commended the hard work of volunteers at Cambridge's Centre 33.

Centre 33 is a voluntary organisation which provides support and advice for young people in and around Cambridge. Mr Howarth spoke to staff as he toured the centre.

Mr Howarth commented:

"Centre 33 provides excellent services for young people in Cambridge but they rely heavily on the hard work and dedication of their volunteers. These volunteers do a fantastic job in supporting young people who face more challenges than most as young carers, those facing homelessness, as well as those with concerns about drugs, sexual health or access to benefits and housing.

"The Young Carers Project which works with young people who have to bear far more responsibility than most young people and many adults. The Centre provides one to one support as well as important group sessions to allow young carers to meet others in a similar situation for emotional support and advice. We're very lucky to have such an excellent service here in Cambridge. "

David Howarth MP in the House of Commons

David Howarth MP

The Centre is currently appealing for help from local companies to renovate their reception room. The room is the first place young people see when they visit the centre and is in need of a face lift. Young people will be involved in choosing the designs but the centre is in need of funding. For more information, or to help fundraise contact (01223) 316488

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