There were smiles all round on Wednesday 14th August as Legacy Youth Zone celebrated registering its 1000th member, four weeks before the Youth Zone is set to officially open on Saturday 7th September.
The milestone came this week as hundreds of young people have enjoyed a whole host of activities on offer at the Croydon based Youth Zone.
Membership figures increased quickly following two successful open day events over the weekend, which saw over 900 people visit the Youth Zone located on Whitehorse Road, Croydon.
Young people and their families were left feeling truly inspired by the fantastic range of quality and affordable activities on offer for young people. From indoor climbing to dance, drama to boxing, music to media, Legacy Youth Zone provides young people with over 20 activities every night for just 50p per visit.
The open day events provided guests with the opportunity to take part in a wide range of engaging activities, tour the brand-new facilities, meet the friendly staff team and learn more about what the Youth Zone has on offer for young people in Croydon.
Membership is open to young people aged 8 to 19 and up to 25 for those with additional needs, for an annual cost of £5. Members then pay just 50p per visit which includes access to over 20 activities per night.
During Wednesday’s Senior Club session, Missy Lee was announced as the 1000th member to register. The milestone was celebrated by young people and staff. Missy was thrilled to be named the 1000th member and stated she is looking forward to visiting Legacy again soon.
Barnabas Shelbourne, Chief Executive of Legacy Youth Zone said “We are thrilled to have registered 1000 members, our charity’s aim is to provide a safe and inspiring place for young people to enjoy their leisure time, develop their skills and discover their talents. The feedback from young people has been incredible and the membership figures prove just how much the Youth Zone is needed in this community.”
Councillor Alisa Flemming said “I’m delighted that so many young people have already signed up to benefit from Croydon’s new Legacy Youth Zone – that’s 1,000 young lives that this amazing project will make a difference to, offering them a wealth of opportunities, new experiences and a safe space to grow. And this is only the beginning. We are investing in this fantastic new facility because we want to deliver for young people for many years to come, and I can’t wait to see them benefit.”
Legacy Youth Zone will open officially on Saturday 7th September with a carnival themed party suitable for the whole family. The free event will run 11am-3pm.
From 4pm – 10pm the Youth Zone will be open to young people aged 13-19 only, providing them with the opportunity to experience the Youth Zone offer.
To find out more about Legacy Youth Zone please visit www.legacyyouthzone.org