Mentoring participants enjoy fishing trip

Charlton Athletic Community Trust (CACT) recently led a fishing trip with young people on one of CACT’s mentoring programmes near Broad Oak in East Kent.

Staff took the group fishing so that they could develop new skills and experiences outside of their everyday life.

Four young people attended the fishing trip and caught 10 fish between them.

Kathryn, 19, and fellow participant Harry, 17, said: “We really enjoyed it and I’d love to do it again.”

John Lake, CACT’s BBC Children In Need Thanet Mentoring Officer, added:

“Some of the young people we support have never left the towns we work in, let alone seen the countryside in Kent. A trip as simple as this can open people’s eyes to potential.”

CACT’s mentoring programme, which falls under its Early Help & Prevention strand, sees staff promote social inclusion, working to steer hard-to-reach young people in Ramsgate, Margate and Broadstairs away from crime and anti-social behaviour and raise aspirations. CACT’s Thanet mentoring team is looking for volunteers to help run the mentoring programme. For more information, email

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