Posted: 07.06.21 at 16:59 by LAYTH YOUSIF @HitchinNubNews
The Hitchin Youth Trust, a charity supporting activities for local children and young people is celebrating its 75th anniversary.
Throughout the 75 years, the trust has been a vital resource to thousands of local children and young people by helping them take part in enriching activities, which includes school trips, sports events, musical activities and much more.
During the pandemic the trust has continued to support children and young people, joining with other local organisations and charities to provide supermarket vouchers and access to mental health and wellbeing services through schools.
Trust chair Peter Kelly, Chair said: "I am proud of the role the Hitchin Youth trust has played in the local community over the last 75 years.
"We have supported many hundreds of young people to have full and enjoyable lives.
"We look forward to renewing our support to enable children and young people once again to take part in important and fulfilling activities.
“The past 15 months have been difficult. The pandemic brought to a halt many individual and group activities for children and young people [but] we look forward to continuing our work for the next 75 years and beyond.”
The Hitchin Youth Trust was founded in 1945 when Colonel Harrison bequeathed land and buildings, which is the basis of the trust today.
The geographical area covered by the trust is based on the former Hitchin Urban and Rural District Councils. There is also a list of the towns and villages covered by the trust on their website here
The charity also provides rent-free accommodation to local youth organisations and charities.
The trust welcomes applications from anyone in our area under the age of 26 or running a youth activity.