29 November 2021
The successful Power of Gaming project was relaunched at the Maldon Christmas Fayre last week. The project had previously been run by the Aztec Gaming shop on Maldon High Street had taken a break during the pandemic but restarted with a 5 hour gaming session at Maldon Town Hall.
Now led by local charity Maldon and District CVS Power of Gaming aims to provide a safe social space for young people to share an interest in gaming, build skills and social connections and try new things. Jay Gaffney, founder of Power of Gaming said “it was great to be back for the Christmas Fayre, with the exception of 2020, we have been part of the event for the past 3 years and we were pleased to see so many familiar faces alongside new people – everyone had a great time”
The relaunch event was funded by a grant from Maldon District Councils Livewell fund and it is hoped it marks the start to regular events in Maldon for young people. Director of Maldon and District CVS Sarah Troop said “Power of Gaming offers a unique opportunity for young people to come together. Through gaming they can share skills, build friendships and confidence and we are pleased to play a part in growing this opportunity in our district. We are working with Jay and partners such as the Maldon Activity Centre, Active Essex and Maldon District Council to set up regular sessions for the young people in Maldon, dependent on funding we hope this will be available in the New Year”
Anyone interested in keeping up to date is invited to join the Power of Gaming Facebook page or can contact Maldon and District CVS on 01621 851891 email firstname.lastname@example.org