A SUMMER club ran by Centre81 has welcomed more than 120 children during the holidays.

The programme, which is run every day from 12.45-3pm, is open to all children of school age, who get to enjoy various free activities, as well as lunch, and snacks.

Michael McLaughlin, digital connector at the centre, said: “The young people have enjoyed arts and crafts, baking, sports, messy play – and a day trip to Mugdock Country Park with more trips planned for the next couple of weeks.”

Facilitated by Centre81 Steering Group, the programme has been made possible with thanks to West Dunbartonshire Council’s holiday hunger fund, Clyde Cash for Kids, Glasgow NW Foodbank, Isaro Social Integration Networks and Clydebank Housing Association.

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Centre81 Steering Group is a constituted organisation set up as part of Scottish Government funded "Connecting Clydebank" project, which has been run from Centre81 for the past 18 months, comprising of users and tenants of the centre.

The group aims to improve services within the Whitecrook area and is always looking for more community representatives to join.

"Connecting Clydebank" has also been key to the success of a kids after school club that runs every Thursday afternoon during term time, by speaking to local people and organisations.

All activities and planning of the group were community led and offered much needed services for the young people in Whitecrook.

Through popular open days, Halloween disco and Valentine’s day parties held in the centre – the after school club and subsequent holiday programmes have not only been successful but a huge part of Centre81 and the community.

If you are interesting in hearing more about the successes of the project, all the activities run at Centre81, or how to join the steering group, please call the centre on 01415337070.