Young people in Harborough call for immediate action to tackle the climate change crisis

The 11-18-year-olds are banging the drum for urgent action in their latest widely-read Speak Out magazine

Thursday, 18th February 2021, 12:06 pm
Updated Thursday, 18th February 2021, 12:08 pm

Highly-motivated young people in Harborough are calling for the mounting climate change crisis to be tackled now – and endangered wildlife to be protected.

The 11-18-year-olds are banging the drum for urgent action to help save our under-pressure planet in their latest widely-read Speak Out magazine.

The youngsters belong to Harborough District Children and Young People's Charity (HCYC) – and their termly magazine gives them a vital platform to make their voices heard.

The 11-18-year-olds are banging the drum for urgent action to help save our under-pressure planet in their latest widely-read Speak Out magazine.

The popular local publication is distributed free of charge to schools and youth groups across Harborough District.

Setting out their latest high-profile mission, the young people said: “We are a youth-led magazine called Speak Out based in Market Harborough.

“In our most recent issue we have decided to focus on the climate crisis because we want to raise awareness around this topic.

“We've chosen to support WWF-UK to raise money for endangered animals and their at risk habitats.

“We need to act now to stop this.

“We hope you feel the same way as us and support our cause!”

Supporter Joshua said: “We chose to fundraise WWF-UK because we are concerned about the environment and the ongoing pressures of climate change.

“WWF-UK carries out vital work to conserve nature and protect the planet.”

And Felicity added: “We chose WWF because we all very much care about the same critical issues that WWF-UK are fighting.”

If you would like to support the team’s efforts to get behind the WWF-UK, you can visit their Just Giving page here: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/protect-our-planet-project

HCYC is a small charity focused on delivering high quality play and youth work provision across Harborough.

The group was formed in 2012 by colleagues working in the Children and Young People’s field in the district in response to gaps in provision and services.

Workmates came together particularly to support children and young people from isolated and disadvantaged communities.

“We gained charitable status in 2013 and have been delivering projects and services ever since in line with our Charitable Objects and Principles, and following the priorities of our current Strategic Plan,” said the charity.

“We are a small team of part time paid staff, with a bank of sessional staff and volunteers.

“We are governed by a small Board of Trustees.

“They are all volunteers and meet regularly with part time staff to monitor and evaluate delivery levels and quality of performance.

“Quality provision which upholds and supports the rights of children and young people is the cornerstone of our work.

“Consequently, support and supervision for staff is an important element within the organisation’s HR management processes.”

You can visit the charity’s website here: https://www.hcyc.org.uk/speak-outThey are on Instagram at @speakouthcyc and their email address is: [email protected]