Carmarthen Youth Project is working with young people on the Money for Life Challenge 2012 as a way of raising awareness on the importance of money management.
The young people have submitted two projects to the Money for Life Challenge, supported by Lloyds TSB, Bank of Scotland and Halifax, and want your votes to help them win a large sum of money for the Carmarthen Youth Project, based at Dr Mz, Carmarthen.
Two groups form the Youth Project worked on a project each, which included an information booklet for all young people who highlights key points on how to look after your money; they also provided a card game and a young-person’s friendly spreadsheet for managing money. The other project entailed young people composing and singing a song about the difficulties they experience when saving.
Both projects were completed in just over three weeks and the young people’s hard work and commitment has paid off.
Emma Pitt, Youth Worker for the Carmarthen Youth Project said “The young people, along with the help of Bongo Clive, have successfully created a catchy song about saving in the matter of only 3 weeks. The Carmarthen Youth Project is very proud of the members achieving such work in a short amount of time and we are looking forward to seeing the results and to hopefully go on to the next stage of the competition.”
Carmarthen Youth Project member, Gwion Davies added “In order to ensure we were developing our work effectively we had a professional in to deliver an initial workshop on budgeting. This gave us an insight into money saving which encouraged us to put what we had learnt into action. We really hope our work will benefit other young people who are finding it difficult to budget. We really want to win this challenge for the Carmarthen Youth Project so that they can work on other fantastic projects like this in the future.”
Katharine Collyer said “I have really enjoyed this opportunity that Carmarthen Youth Project and Money for Life have given us. We hope that our idea and hard work will help raise awareness of the importance of saving and the members would like to say a big thank you to everyone that helped us complete the tasks.”
The young people would like to ask people to vote for their projects by visiting:
For further information, please contact Tomos Davies at
01267 222786 or e-mail email@example.com