AFC Fylde Community Foundation were joined by Blackpool FC Community Trust, Burnley FC in the Community and Preston North End Community and Education Trust, for the Lancashire Hope Hack event on Friday 22nd September at Evolution House in Preston.
The Hope Hack event was delivered by Lancashire Violence Reduction Network, supported by Hope Collective, a powerful partnership of cross-sector organisations with aligned values and a shared vision; to work together in a spirit of unity to create real change for young people and communities across the UK.
Formed originally to support the 20th anniversary legacy campaign for Damilola Taylor, the Hope Collective is driven by a shared purpose - to establish real change that enables UK's most vulnerable communities to be free from poverty, violence and discrimination.
The Hope Collective will co-design solutions that deliver for young people, amplify their voices and focus hopes for the future.
The day saw children from local schools and Lancashire Violence Reduction Network's Champions Project come together to discuss the important issues impacting young people across Lancashire through educational workshops.
The team facilitated groups of young people to discuss topics such as Mental Health and Policing, whilst supporting them into delivering a presentation to peers about their topic and how they would like to improve their local area.
Daisy Sheridan, Champions Project Coordinator at AFC Fylde Community Foundation, said: "It was a fantastic day to hear young people's voices heard and to see them passionate about their local area. "
AFC Fylde Community Foundation are proud to support The Hope Collective.
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