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Lottery joy for Lowestoft project

PUBLISHED: 10:33 27 August 2009 | UPDATED: 11:42 06 July 2010

A PROJECT which helps teenagers in Lowestoft deal with their problems has been given a boost with a Big Lottery grant.

The Junior2Adult Unbiased Mentoring Project (JUMP) has been running in the town since May 2008 and now the group has been awarded £487,191 from the Young People's Fund 2 scheme.

A PROJECT which helps teenagers in Lowestoft deal with their problems has been given a boost with a Big Lot-tery grant.

The Junior2Adult Unbiased Mentoring Project (JUMP) has been running in the town since May 2008 and now the group has been awarded £487,191 from the Young People's Fund 2 scheme.

JUMP, which was conceived by Louise Botwright to help 13-19-year-olds deal with problems at home and at school, is run by young people, who are trained as mentors to be able to help fellow teens.

As well as helping teenagers who ask for advice themselves, the mentors work alongside local schools and the Youth Offending Team.

The money will be used to recruit and train new volunteers and will allow the group to open a drop-in centre.


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