I was very privileged to attend Carlisle Youth Zone's first Patrons Dinner which was a fantastic success. This was a great opportunity to show our thanks to our key supporters and also to show off the achievements at Carlisle Youth Zone.
Guests enjoyed a five course meal and it was a very enjoyable evening.
Stephen Mason, the Zone's Chief Executive, explained about the work being done at the Youth Zone and showed films that had been taken in CYZ earlier in the week, including comments from the young people on their experiences and explanations of what they did before the Youth Zone opened.
The Youth Zone now has over 2,400 members, regularly has 240 young people using it at any one time and has provided young people with somewhere to go, something to do and someone to talk to, as well as being a place of opportunity and challenge.
Four young people from the drama group provided entertainment followed by two volunteers explaining their experiences as volunteers.
The event was sponsored by The Auctioneer and Clydesdale Bank and their support is very much appreciated.
A big thank you to everyone involved.