Cared-for young people aged 10 to 16 in Bury are being invite to a Christmas party by Greater Manchester Youth Network (GMYN).

The event is taking place on Wednesday, December 13 and will be a bowling evening, with refreshments and snacks provided too.

The sessions for cared-for young people run weekly, with lots of young people getting together to make new friends.

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A foster carer of a young person who attends GMYN said the sessions are good as they get him away from his Xbox and out the house and he would not do anything otherwise.

Paige Steers, programme coordinator of Bury and Oldham at GMYN, said: “These sessions are fun but challenging weekly activities to build the young people’s social skills, developing their self-esteem and providing them with skills for the future.

“As well as weekly sessions I can also offer lunchtime clubs in schools or sessions in residential settings focusing on wellbeing and building confidence for care experienced young people.

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“These sessions get the young people out of their house and allow them to mix with other care experienced young people.

“We can’t wait for the Christmas session where we can get together to have some fun and get in the Christmas spirit!”

GMYN’s vision is #YoungPeopleCan, and its goal is to ensure that young people are safe, heard, and capable of great things.

The charity supports young people aged 10 to 25 from across Greater Manchester by offering innovative and exciting opportunities that they are not able to access elsewhere.