Donation to help Youth Twinning Exchange
Last July, The Wayz youth club in Calfridus Way went with a group of young people as part of international exchange with a youth group from Bracknell’s twin town Leverkusen, to stay and explore the places and activities available to young people in Germany.
This Summer it is Bracknell’s turn to return the favour by welcoming a group from Germany, and to help them with that endeavour they have just received a donation from a group of Berkshire businesses. The cheque for £500 was handed over on behalf of the Berkshire Business Network, by Dr Phillip Lee MP, who is its president.
Speaking afterwards, Dr Lee said:
“The modern concept of town twinning was conceived after the Second World War to help foster friendship and understanding between different cultures and sometimes former foes.
“As Europe came together over the last 60 years, the idea of twinning has often fallen by the wayside. However, the growth of nationalism in many European countries has shown that we must never become complacent.
“I am delighted that The Wayz is helping to keep this project alive and that the Berkshire Business Network can, in its own small way, help them to build bridges with their counterparts in Europe.”