Sprowston

Youngsters hope to help a local lifeline

Just Regional
May 4, 2020 2 mins read

Young people in Sprowston are dedicating May to helping a venue which has made a big difference to them over the years.

So many people have done things for members of the Sprowston Youth Engagement Project that they decided to do something for others in return – and they have chosen a local pub and venue which they would be “lost without”.

“We decided we wanted to do something to raise money for a small charity and whilst we were deciding which charity to pick we found out the Brickmakers may have to close their doors for good,” said SYEP organiser Clare Lincoln. “They have done so much for us and other charities over the years we decided to do the same for them.”

Starting today, the members and organisers will be completing a series of challenges, starting with Clare and her stepdaughter running 26 miles over a week – around 5k a day.

“The following week, two lads are going to ride 100km each over a week and then that weekend we are running a 24-hour virtual youth session where we are going to undertake a number of mini challenges including staying awake for 24 hours,” said Clare.

“Finishing off we are going to run a Kahoot quiz that anyone can take part in and charging a £1 for people to take part with prizes (dates, time and prizes tbc). All people have to do is either download Kahoot on their phone or they can play along on a laptop.”

The Brickmakers team who have done so much for local causes. Now the SYEP is hoping to help them in return.

The Brickmakers, like all the other pubs in the UK, has had to close and there are concerns that it may close its doors for good as a result.

Clare said: “To those who don’t know the Brickmakers, they may just see it as a pub or a music venue, but it’s so much more than that. Over the years Charlie, Emma, Pam and their team have raised thousands for charities, including the Air Ambulance, SYEP and many, many more.

“We have been so lucky to have had their support and now it’s our turn to do the same for them. They are a massive part of our community and we would be lost without them.”

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