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Published by Roisin Rowley-Smith for Riverside in Communities and also in Education, Housing

Style conscious youngsters from Runcorn are learning more about the fashion industry, thanks to £2,000 funding from local landlord Riverside. 

Around 40 girls and boys, aged 8-14, took part in taster sessions at youth clubs across Runcorn, courtesy of Runcorn Style Factory, picking up skills in customising clothing and the design process.

The free taster sessions have proved so popular that a series of six weekly sessions are planned for the new-year.

Lorna Hughes is community engagement officer for Riverside.  She said:  “The workshops have gone down really well.  We’re delighted that so many boys attended.  This is something very different for our youth clubs and a great way for young people to pick up new skills.  We are always looking at innovative ways to attract youngsters, and keep them off the streets, especially with activities that they can really relate to.” 

Runcorn Style Factory is a local organisation that offers workshops in fashion to people of all ages.

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