The Bridge (Penrith Methodist Church) is a place for young people to drop in and out of without an agenda, meeting and making friends with others their age.
‘We sometimes feel discouraged if we only get a few young people through the door, but the other day we had news from a mum which reminds us why we do it. She said it had been a lifeline for her and her son. Her son can be a real handful - if they are just in the house together tension rises. For the last five years her son has attended almost every Saturday knowing it would be a safe place where he would be valued and accepted, and she has known he'd be safe. She thanks God for the work we do’.
Paul Rose – Youth and Children’s Co-ordinator for Penrith Methodist Church