by Al Williams
Free holiday programmes for young people have been extended by YMCA South and Mid Canterbury this year as a result of more funding.
YMCA community development manager Christina Cullimore said free holiday programmes would be available for 5 to 13-year-olds between 8.15am and 5pm on December 20, 21 and 22.
Free holiday activities would be available for those aged 11-17, between 9am and 5pm from December 19-21, January 16-20 and January 23-27.
The January summer fun holiday programme for 5 to 13-year-olds would continue between 8.15am and 5pm from January 9-27.
Ms Cullimore said working parents could apply to get a subsidy from Winz for the January summer fun holiday programme.
The pre-Christmas programmes were being introduced this year as a result of more funding, Ms Cullimore said.
Inquiries to YMCA South and Mid Canterbury Oscar team leader Jo Skudder on 688-3682 or email firstname.lastname@example.org