POINT AGM’s Success Stories
It was a good turnout for POINT’s 2020 AGM on 3 December. The meeting via Zoom was chaired by Perys Worth who praised staff and trustees for their sterling work in challenging times.
Despite the many restrictions Covid has placed upon us all, POINT has kept going and come up with innovative ways to support the young people of North Pembrokeshire. It has also been able to secure two new sources of funding, one of which, Nurturing Pembrokeshire, you can read about in more detail on Pembrokeshire.Online and on the POINT website.
Cilla Morgan presented the trustee report and healthy accounts. The Lottery funding will be instrumental in keeping the good work going for the next three years.
No resignations were recorded from the trustees, but Jordon Spencer was voted in as an officer.
Zoe Davies, as manager of POINT spoke about the hard work and dedication of staff who have tirelessly ensured the smooth running of the various projects, including the intergenerational project which has brought older members of the community together with young people in formal and informal ways. These include internet safety, climate change workshops, pop-up pizza with the Community Fridge and carol singing. The ICT project is planned to continue.
The Open Day was well attended and a large number completed the survey that helped POINT to see what local people thought were the issues around employability for the young in the area.
From March 2020 social media became the platform for support, and doors were opened again in May with appropriate Covid safety measures in place.
Hannah Rackham, youth worker at the Drop-in, read out its report on behalf of manager Kate-Marie Mitchell. She outlined all the activities that young people had attended and described ‘Get The Point Across’ which involved a 27-mile walk completed over a number of days to highlight mental health issues.
In addition, a number of young people enjoyed a residential event in North Wales that involved a range of activities, including a foraging walk with a Ranger and a night time trip to a graveyard. All highly educational and great fun.
Workshops highlighting environmental issues and drug awareness, and food projects that have generated some POINT recipes are just a few of the achievements.
Overall, 120 food packages and 200 meals were produced. There were 382 physical activities and 14 interventions around health.
Overall, the future looks good for POINT with mental health and wellbeing being a major concern for 2021.
Well done to POINT. We look forward to a new and brighter year in 2021 and its continued hard work on behalf of the young people of Pembrokeshire.
Contact POINT for more information. It has a Facebook page, a website and the following address:
Fishguard and Goodwick Young Person’s Trust, The Old Printworks, Parc-y-Shwt, Fishguard SA65 9AP