A SUCCESSFUL project which helps children and teenagers connect through gaming has been re-launched.

The Power of Gaming project was re-launched at the Maldon Christmas Festival last week after a break due to Covid.

It restarted with a five-hour gaming session in the town hall.

Power of Gaming, now led by charity Maldon and District CVS, aims to provide a safe social space for youngsters to share an interest in gaming, and build skills and connect.

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.”

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The re-launch event was funded by a Livewell grant from Maldon District Council and is hoped to mark the start of regular events for young people.

Sarah Troop, director of Maldon and District CVS, 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 can call the charity on 01621 851891 or email admin@maldoncvs.org.uk.

For more information visit Maldon The Power of Gaming on Facebook.