Hook’s successful Youth Club “The Base” has received Hampshire and Isle of Wight’s Youth Options Youth Club of the Year award, in recognition of the fact that it runs 6 different youth groups 5 nights a week, is staffed by volunteers and has an extremely high attendance of young people. Youth Centre Manager Eileen Johnson said. “We run a busy and varied programme of activities for the young people to participate in. Our success is down to all our volunteers, parents and the young people themselves who give us so much support.”
Parish Council Chairman Antony Hunter commented “We have long regarded The Base as a highly successful and special place and this wonderful recognition by Hampshire is so very well deserved.”
Pictured with their award are Eileen Johnson (Youth Centre Manager), Danielle Mercure (Year 8), Paul Thorp (Thursday Base leader), Georgina Ward (Year 8), Tom Mercer, who also received an award for winning the Photography competition, Serina Spink (Year 8) and Base Chairman Neil Evans.