Port William Youth Group were recently awarded a grant of £1500 from The Robertson Trust to help towards the cost of youth workers for another year to cover the Friday group.
A spokesperson for the youth group said: “We are very grateful to The Robertson Trust because without this funding the Friday youth group may have closed. The Wednesday group is covered by parent volunteers who give their time regularly, but we cannot ask parents to do two evenings each week and as our youth groups are very well attended we want them to continue.
“The children from the youth group had a great afternoon before Christmas when they visited Newton Stewart Cinema to see the pantomime Cinderella, which they all enjoyed so much. It was an excellent performance, full of fun and they are already asking if they can go again next year!”