Money raised from Bite Nite presented to 24-7 Youth Work

23/06/2017 10:00 a.m.

​Friday 23 June, 2017

Local youth organisation, 24/7 Youth Work has been presented with $635.00 of donations which were raised at the Ashburton Youth Council’s highly successful Bite Nite event earlier this month.

AYC presented a cheque to 24/7 Youth Work at its meeting on Wednesday 21 June, and thanked the youth organisation for all of their help in the setup and packing away of the event on the night.

AYC Chairperson Alyce Lysaght said the Youth Councillors were very pleased to present 24/7 Youth Work with the donations and were very grateful for the community’s generosity in supporting the event.

“It was so exciting to see the community turning out to support Bite Nite. We had put so much effort into coordinating a fun and entertaining event, and seeing people digging deep to give to this great organisation was incredible. It is our absolute pleasure to present this money to 24/7 Youth Work and we hope it will help them in continuing to achieve great things for local youth.

“AYC chose to raise money for 24/7 Youth Work because we could see the positive effect they were having in our community and felt very passionate about supporting their work. We’re very appreciative that those who came along to Bite Nite also got behind this organisation, and I think the combination of how well the event went down and the donations, really shows what an amazing community we have here in Ashburton.”

24/7 Youth Work Team Leader Lisa Anderson said she was very thankful to AYC, saying; “The event and AYC’s decision to raise money for our organisation completely blew me away. The support from AYC has been amazing and they really caught the vision of what 24/7 Youth Work is. We loved helping out on the night and getting to connect with young people. If an opportunity like Bite Nite arose again, we’d love to get involved.”

Around 500 people arrived at Baring Square East on Wednesday 7 June to attend Bite Nite, which AYC organised to provide the community with a festive mid-winter activity and to raise money.

Performances, food trucks, giveaways and lanterns brought the Square to life, and favourable winter weather ensured the evening was a pleasant outing for the crowd. Court Theatre Company performers and dance routines from Life Dancy Academy and World Championship of Performing Arts NZ provided the entertainment for the night, and a photo booth proved popular with attendees.

Bite Nite was made possible through funding from the Ministry of Youth Development, and sponsors Port FM, McIntosh Group, Subway Ashburton and KFC Ashburton.

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