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Couple set up new youth charity group

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By Fiona Reid
Couple set up new youth charity group

A NEW youth group for children aged five to 17 has been launched by a Lockerbie husband and wife duo.

The RH Youth Organisation is the brainchild of Robert and Rebecca Humes, two former leaders of Lockerbie’s Scout troop.

The businessman and primary teacher took a break from volunteering last year to focus on family life, welcoming a daughter, Charlotte, in September.

But now they’re back to doing what they do best.

Robert said: “We have now decided to do something different for the children and young people in the community and feel there is an opportunity to provide an exciting, affordable and equitable provision for all.

“The RH Youth Organisation has two groups under its name, a theatre group and an outdoor and adventure group.

“It is an affordable, charitable organisation based in Lockerbie that offers children and young people a safe, welcoming and nurturing environment to enable them to build confidence, social skills, life skills and independence.”

The theatre side will focus on dance, music and movement, video workshops, performances, set design, script writing, playing games, painting and back stage workshops.

And the adventure side will offer fire lighting, hiking, bushcraft, survival skills and much more.

Rebecca said: “We aim to become a prominent part of our local and neighbouring communities and will welcome opportunities to participate and help out in community projects.

“We look forward to welcoming children and young people from Lockerbie and surrounding areas and registration is now open.

“We are also now recruiting adult volunteers and welcome interest from members of the community.”

The youth group will be based at Lockerbie Town Hall, eventally moving to the Old School building on Dryfe Road when the newly purchased town owned building is up-and-running to the public.

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