WHO ARE YOU: Burton Out Of School Club based at Highburton Village Hall on Northfield Lane in Highburton.
PROJECT: To buy a computer and help youngsters with their homework.
BURTON Out Of School Club wants Community Chest cash to help youngsters with their homework.
The club, based in Highburton Village Hall, at Northfield Lane in Highburton, is hoping to support children who struggle to do their homework at home if their parents can’t help them.
It provides care for 44 children and, if successful in its bid for cash help, will use the money to provide a computer and homework resources at the premises.
Club co-ordinator Helen Levitt said: “We are aiming to offer the children in our care an opportunity to complete homework at the club with adult support.
“Some children do not receive this support from home, so the club can give them confidence and stability.
“Our main aim is to provide a welcoming, happy, safe and secure environment for our children, helping them to learn and grow while using both indoor and outdoor facilities.”
The club is hoping to develop the new homework facilities over the next 12 months.
Formed six years ago by parent Paul Ramcharan, the club has an eight-strong voluntary management committee.
It provides a breakfast club, after-school and holiday club every weekday for children aged between four and 11.
Over the summer, children will be going on visits to Cannon Hall Farm at Cawthorne, Greenhead Park and the Tolson Museum in Ravensknowle Park, Moldgreen.
They will also be visiting Kirklees Light Railway, Eureka children’s museum in Halifax and the Shelley ice cream parlour.
They will also be taking part in activities on Huddersfield Piazza.
Visitors who have talked to youngsters at the club include a glass painter, football coach and a group of ponies.