Thumbing through our local newspaper a few weeks ago I came across an article which caught my eye-the article was about a charity bag pack at our local Iceland store and was carried out just before Christmas by "The Young Dragons " members from the first Meliden guides they were raising funds for Contact the Elderly.Hmm... Wonder if they would come and help us with our bag pack ? There was a contact number- well nothing ventured nothing gained !-I rang the number but unfortunately the gentleman I needed to speak to [Gerry Frobisher see picture on the left ] was not available-I explained who I was and quickly what I wanted..... I got a very enthusiastic response back .That sounds just up his street ! was the reply ..... [ Wow ! How often does that happen ! ] Phone back tomorrow I`am sure he will be delighted to help you ! Soon as I got home I did a little research , Young Dragons [Dreigiau Ifanc in Welsh] is a relatively new and exciting youth project which is being piloted in three parts of Wales-it aims to increase the number of young people involved in the uniformed youth organizations and also the number of volunteers who help run them. The vision of the young dragons is to promote citizenship to all the young people of Wales through fun and adventure by working together to support each other to deliver increased opportunities to children and young persons. His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales provided the catalyst for the establishment of the young dragons and is its patron, the project is already building up a network in Denbighshire which includes Air Training Corps , Army Cadet Force , Sea Cadets , combined Cadet Force , Reserve Forces , Cadet Association , North Wales Young firefighters , St Johns Ambulance , Girl Guiding movement ,Boy Scouting movement , Boy and Girls Brigade and Princes trust Cymru to name a few and the list is growing !
For more information contact Gerry Frobisher who is the Young Dragons youth volunteering co-ordinator for Denbighshire 01745 369973 or visit firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks to Mr Frobisher we now have 10 young dragons bag packing for us on Sunday -they are arriving at 10.30 and will be staying with us till 1 o`clock, from then on we have a steady stream of friends and family ! On the last bag pack we did -my cousin Karen remarked that our fathers [my dad was the eldest of three brothers ] would be very proud of the way this family is pulling together [ I couldn`t answer her straight away-I had a lump in my throat ] Looking at all the names I have down on my timetable now brothers , sisters , husbands , aunts , cousins , nephews their wives and children I couldn`t agree more ! Roll on Sunday !