Church opens youth club garage venue
, one of the region’s largest and most revolutionary youth clubs, has announced the launch of its new state-of-the-art ‘garage’ venue near Norwich.
The new youth facility has been created for youth by the youth of Wildlife at Drayton Hall near Norwich, the temporary home of Mount Zion Family Life Centre church which runs the club.
On its opening night, Wildlife had over 160 young people through its doors and pastor Steve Gambil from the Abundant Life Centre in Bradford officially opened the venue.
The ‘garage’ is the basement area at Drayton Hall, which has been used in the past to house vehicles and has been totally transformed to include a wide range of recreational facilities, which includes: a café, arcade games, pool, air hockey, mini cinema and a chill out area.
“Since its formation Wildlife has made a positive impact on the youth in the Heartsease and Plumstead estates and continues to offer youth an alternative to the culture of vandalism, drug and alcohol addiction,” said Jon Norman
, Wildlife Youth Director.
“Our new venue gives us the exciting opportunity to reach and impact the youth of Thorpe Marriott, Taverham and Drayton also.”
Wildlife youth have raised over £2,000, through various fund-raising initiatives throughout the year. Funding has also been given by The Geoffrey Watling Charity and through donations received from the FLC Church members.
Following the fire earlier in the year at the Family Life Centre, Wildlife has temporary relocated to the Church’s temporary home, Drayton Hall and during this time has continued the momentum of welcoming more than 120 youth aged between 13 – 17 each week. The youth of the Heartsease and Plumstead estates are bussed in each week from the Family Life Centre, Heartsease.www.wildlife-youth.com
Pictured above is the new Wildlife garage venue.