6th Dec, 2016

Pizza and Politics session set to educate youngsters about upcoming EU vote

Shaun Reynolds 1st Jun, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

AN INTERNATIONAL campaign to give young people a voice will be encouraged by a Coventry charity next week, just weeks before the EU referendum vote.

YMCA Coventry and Warwickshire will celebrate its history by encouraging youngsters to enjoy an informal evening of ‘Pizza and Politics’ to mark the local charity’s 172nd anniversary.

The charity, which supports young people across Coventry and Warwickshire, has signed up to #GiveAVoiceYMCA – which has been coordinated by the World Alliance of YMCAs and YMCA England.

The event, which run on Monday (June 6), will provide a unique opportunity for those who attend to to engage with politicians from the ‘Britain Stronger in Europe’ and ‘Vote Leave’ face to face.

Andy Winter, chief executive of YMCA Coventry and Warwickshire, said: “YMCA is proud of its history and heritage and marking our Founder’s Day is a wonderful opportunity to connect with our core work.

“A big part of what we do at YMCA is to help young people build their lives and make positive changes for the future.

“This can only be done by giving them both holistic support and greater confidence to speak out on the issues that matter most to them.

“We want to help young people to better understand the issues that will impact on their life.”

The Pizza and Politics event will take place at Drapers Bar in Coventry from 6.30pm until 8.30pm on Monday (June 6).

For those that haven’t yet registered to vote, there will be time at the end of the event to register online.

Visit www.ymca-cw-pizza-and-politics.eventbrite.co.uk to register for the event.