Sylvia Beaufoy Youth Centre fundraising evening

The Sylvia Beaufoy youth centre.''C120239-1 Mid Pet Youth  Photo Louise Adams
The Sylvia Beaufoy youth centre.''C120239-1 Mid Pet Youth Photo Louise Adams
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PETWORTH business owners and members of the community are being asked to take an active interest in the future of the Sylvia Beaufoy Youth Centre, and to help with fundraising targets.

Midhurst businessman Roger Morgan-Grenville is trying to encourage the community to rally together and help fund the centre, as its future could be in trouble.

His company, Dexam International, has tried to help by contributing £5,000 a year for the next three years.

He said: “The fact is that, if none of us do anything, 60 years of Petworth having a youth centre will come to an end quite shortly.”

An open evening is to be held tonight, October 1, from 6.30pm-8pm at the Sylvia Beaufoy Centre. There will be information on what has happened and why the centre is so important.

Local government funding cuts mean the community faces the challenge of funding its own youth workers as of March 2014.

Following refreshments there will be an opportunity to hear from some of the young people and youth workers and trustees from Dexam Charitable Trust, who are already backing this initiative, will be talking about the way forward.