A unicorn paid a visit to Elgin’s young people and youth workers to highlight the impact they have in the community.
Jamie the unicorn dropped by the Moray town during his trip around Scotland to promote the importance of the Cashback for Communities Youth Work fund receiving a funding boost of over £750,000 which will benefit over 14,000 young people.
One of the stops on his journey was The Warehouse at Elgin’s Youth Cafe. This is a safe space for young people which provides a diverse range of programmes to promote healthy wellbeing, both mentally and physically.
These activities provide the youngsters with workplace skills in hospitality, administration and youth work.
Jamie the unicorn was pleased to hear some of the positive feedback for the cafe’s work from the young people.
One local youngster, 15, said: “The Youth Cafe is great because I get opportunities I otherwise wouldn’t. I can gain new experiences.”
Jamie himself learned new culinary skills with help from the staff and youngsters.
He said: “I have had a fantastic time in Elgin, so many young people have told me that being involved in youth work has made a real difference to their lives.”
“I love their motto: ‘Run by young people, for young people’. I was really blown away by their energy and their imagination, what a great place!”