A THORNBURY charity worker says she has been overwhelmed by the support of local people in helping improve their base.

Krunch South West has continued supporting young people throughout lockdown, both virtually and at Pod - their new venue at Thornbury Skatepark.

Last week the charity delivered activities and free food to young people, running twice as many sessions as originally planned due to demand.

Activities included baking, bushcraft and a trip to the high ropes course at Mojo Active near Almondsbury.

Youthwork manager Penny Baker said: “We are so excited to be able to work with more young people and offer a more diverse range of activities.

“As Turnberries has remained closed, we have been able to use the Pod as a support base all through lockdown, which has been a godsend.

“We are excited to be opening the Pod for takeaways with the aim of training young people to volunteer and work there to build confidence and gain valuable skills.

“We have been overwhelmed by the support of local people.

“Some have offered to volunteer with us and one group of dads have even offered their time to come and deliver Thornbury’s own DIY SOS to create a new path and disabled access around the Pod.

“A local mum has cooked meals for families who normally get free school meals and young people have come forward to volunteer to help deliver activities.

“This is very humbling for us as a team who work tirelessly to help young people be all that they can be.”

Krunch South West are currently fundraising for a new storage unit and a workshop where young people will be able to learn woodwork and building skills, bushcraft and bike maintenance.

To donate, or find out more about the charity, got to krunch.org.uk/krunch-sw