DROITWICH Lions Ladies have donated £500 to Wychavon’s Youth Bus to help pay for new music equipment.

The youth bus, which is operated by Wychavon District Council, is a converted 57 seater coach, functioning as a mobile youth centre.

It offers people in the more rural areas of the district, somewhere to hang out, with a seated area with tables, and a fridge and microwave, as well as a whole host of drop-in style activities, a Wii, Xbox Kinect, TV and DVD player, laptops and broadband, and art equipment and board games to keep everyone entertained.

After they had heard about the bus, the Lions were looking for a way to show their support by providing new activities for the young people who use it, and the money is being used to provide music equipment which will let young people scratch and blend MP3s of their favourite songs.

Rob Mace, Youth Bus and outreach Officer for Wychavon District Council, said: “We’re really thrilled when anyone supports the bus, but this donation is a really kind one. The young people helped pick out the equipment and are already putting it to good use entertaining themselves and learning new skills.”

Angela Phillips from Droitwich Lions Ladies, added: “At the end of the Droitwich Lions Ladies' fundraising year we have to decide what charities or organisations we wanted to donate to. We like to include a youth project if we can and having talked about the lack of rural youth centres in this area, one of our members mentioned the Wychavon Youth Bus. After finding out more about the bus it seemed such a good idea to actually take the facilities to where they are needed all over the Wychavon area. We are thrilled with the music equipment that has been bought with our donation and hope the young people have a lot of fun using it."

The Youth Bus makes regular stops in villages around the Wychavon district. For an up to date schedule of stops or to request the Youth Bus to visit a particular village for a free taster session, contact Mr Mace on 07773 031205 or visit wychavon.gov.uk/youthbus.