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Friday, 20 April 2012

Anti-riots concert to fund teen summer activities


Ealing Gazette

Greenford Hall
A GROUP of good-willed residents have teamed up with police to hold a charity concert to fund summer activities for young people.
Archie Ross, chairman of Ravenor Park Residents Association, who also sits on the Greenford Broadway police forum, came up with the idea after speaking to police following the riots last summer.
They decided that one way of deterring a repeat of the events was to give bored youngsters something fun and interesting to do during the long summer break. 
The music concert will be held at Greenford Hall next Wednesday (25) at 7pm.
It has been sponsored by St George, developers of Dickens Yard in Ealing Broadway, and a number of local businesses have donated raffle prizes. 
Mr Ross said: "Following the disturbances in the borough during last summer a number of meetings took place between the council, the safer neighbourhood teams and the ward panel. 
"One cause which became evident was the fact that a number of young people had nothing to do during the school holidays.
"To provide facilities for sports and other activities requires funding."
To buy tickets call Mr Ross on 020 8578 5307 or Sergeant Chris Naughton of Greenford Broadway Safer Neighbourhood Team on 020 8721 2916. 
Tickets also available on the door on the night. 

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