Crimebeat Supports Amlwch Community Pride

PCSOs in Amlwch have been working with the High Sheriff of Gwynedd’s Crimebeat fund and the community group Caru Amlwch to hold a host of activities for local young people.

Thanks to £400 of funding from Crimebeat, and support from the local Youth and Housing Services, numerous activities were held and included many intergenerational projects to break down barriers amongst the elderly and youngsters in Amlwch.

One project was a music workshop, assisted by the local organisation Menter Môn. In this session the children had the opportunity to try out a range of instruments and create their own music with the help of musicians.

The group of youths also participated in a clean-up session at a local sheltered housing for the elderly with the help of the Housing Services and Keep Wales Tidy.

PCSO Iona Beckman, one of the organisers of the activities, said, “The project is important to the community of Amlwch as it has enabled the community to engage in a positive intergenerational project aimed at young people and elderly members of the community.

“The work carried out by the young people has visually improved spaces and has improved the area of living for elderly residents who aren’t as mobile as they’d like to be. By also offering sessions on topic like child sexual exploitation, online safety and alcohol and substance misuse, it has benefited and educated the young people.”

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