Youngsters show community spirit

Futures Homescape Easter event
Futures Homescape Easter event
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Young volunteers gave up their Easter school holidays to offer support to pensioners in Belper.

Ten youngsters took to the streets during their Easter break to deliver food hampers to 37 vulnerable adults and families.

Organised by social housing business Future Homescape, the team, called Voices of Youth Community Rangers, were able to nominate one tenant each to receive a hamper.

Kevin Rowe, from Belper, said: “I’d like to say a very big thank you to Futures Homescape and the wonderful children from Voices of Youth who I understand nominated me for the food hamper I very gratefully received.”

Volunteer Ryan Knighton, 14, also from Belper, said: “The hampers make it a bit easier for people who might not be able to get out of the house easily, and we really enjoyed giving them out. I think it shows a different side to young people and what we can do to make a difference in our community.”