It might be Christmas but the magic has been happening in the Claremont area of Blackpool for some time in terms of a Youth Club housed in a building where magicians used to meet. Once the home of a donkey shed the site became The Claremont Theatre Club and then for a number of years hosted a staggering 56 Magic Conventions it now happily houses a successful youth club – aptly called The Magic Club.
The Magic Club is now a youth charity and this year it launches its first Christmas campaign between the 7th-18th December on the charity’s social media channels. Each day the club unveils a little of the “Magic” behind their work with young people, by sharing stories of the charity through the objects they use.
Laura White, Chief Officer of the Magic Club, says, “It’s great to be able to launch our Christmas campaign after such a challenging year. Many people will have memories of their own time at a youth club, but few will know how much innovation helps support youth organisations and their members.
“This campaign offers us the opportunity to increase our reach with new supporters and share just some of the incredible achievements of our young people in spite of all the barriers they face.”
The organisation works in one of the most financially deprived areas of England, but its focus is working with members’ skills and passions helping to ensure every young person in the ward is able to reach their fullest potential through opportunity and hopeful happenings.
The campaign invites people to purchase an item through their online Wish List or to make a donation, to help the charity continue its vital work with young people in the area.
The Magic Club is a registered charity (1178232) operating in Blackpool. Working with young people aged 7-18 through a programme of youth clubs, holiday activity, detached youth work, trips, residentials, Duke of Edinburgh & Arts Award programmes, entrepreneurial projects, volunteering pathways and 1-2-1 support, served alongside a healthy meal and finished off with a big dose of fun.
The area in which they operate ranks in the top 1% of most deprived wards in England, and as such young people face additional barriers and challenges to achieving their full potential. The charity is committed to developing and providing access to new opportunities for young people in the area, raise aspirations, increase achievement, and support mental wellbeing.
The #MoreThanAYouthClub campaign can be found on the Magic Club’s social media channels:
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