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Woodcraft Folk get £2,000 grant

Lynn’s Woodcraft Folk group has been given a £2,000 grant that will enable it to expand.

Woodcraft Folk is a national charity that has been running since 1925.

It aims to educate children about the importance of teamwork, friendship and provides a solid foundation for ‘nurturing self-confidence’.

The group has received a grant from the Norfolk Community Foundation through the small grants scheme to support the opening of a new group.

The organisation encourages youth to understand and participate in their local, national and international communities, whilst having lots of fun together.

A typical group night might include co-operative games, activities exploring current social justice topics, bushcraft skills, arts, crafts and singing.

Woodcraft Folk has been running a weekly group in Lynn for over a year for age 10-12 year olds, with increasing interest from younger siblings.

The £2,000 grant will now enable six- to nine-year-olds to take part and learn valuable life skills, as the group now has the resources to expand.

Woodcraft Folk (10715245)
Woodcraft Folk (10715245)

Rosie Woolgar, development officer, said: “This grant and the new group it will help set up will mean even more children can benefit from our activities.”

Tricky topics such as climate change, how to take care of the environment and building a peaceful planet for the future are covered, helping young people understand the world they will inherit.

Woodcraft Folk also aim to enmesh a diverse range of people -creating a pan-national atmosphere.

Jenny Bevan, head of programmes, said: “Norfolk Community Foundation is delighted to support this much needed project that will make a real difference in the community. We wish them every success with their work.”

Kings Lynn Pioneers meet on Wednesdays from 6 till 7.30pm at the DiscoveryCentre (PE30 2LA).

If you’d like to find out more information about joining or volunteering with Kings Lynn Woodcraft Folk please contact Rosie Woolgar at rosie.woolgar@woodcraft.org.uk

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