Norwich church youth help warm community

Oak Grove Chapel Fresh EventYoung people from Oak Grove Chapel spent a Saturday morning in October giving out free home insulation equipment from Norwich City Council to help prepare their local community for winter.

On the morning of Saturday October 12 young people from Oak Grove Chapel, in the Catton Grove area of Norwich, got together to hand out free teas, coffees and home insulation equipment to members of their local community.

Accompanied by Emma Penfold, the Local Community Engagement Officer from Norwich City Council, the group set up a stall on Woodcock Road, Norwich to distribute free radiator insulators and draught seals for windows as part of a council initiative to help keep homes warm during winter.

Robyn Coleman, a gap year student working with Oak Grove Chapel who led the initiative said: “The activity was part of Oak Grove Chapel’s “Freshen up” programme,  a monthly event where a group of our young people aged 11-19 go into the community to have a positive, practical effect on it by cleaning litter or offering gardening services.

“We got a mixed response form the local community, as some people felt confused why the drinks were free, but this gave us an opportunity to talk about who we were and why we were there.”

To find out more about the community work of Oak Grove Chapel see their website.

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