THE Oasis Centre for Young People in Coronation Road, Ellesmere Port received its validation certificate at a special ceremony.
Chairman Dave Harris said: 'It was a very big occasion and the management committee, along with sub committees, youth workers and young people, have striven hard over the past several months to get everything in place.
'Now we can move on and achieve more for the centre and the young people.'
The Oasis Centre for Young People, originally called the Boys Club, caters for young people aged from
eight-13 in the junior club on a Friday evening, and from 13-19 years in the senior youth club which is open on Monday and Tuesday evenings.
Youngsters take part in sports like football and basketball in the sports hall, and table tennis and snooker besides other activities like drama, art and crafts.
Senior club members aim for award schemes such as the Duke of Edinburgh, Youth Challenge and ASDAN Awards, which can be achieved by young people of all abilities.
There is also a supervised weightlifting section which is open three times a week.
Six young people with the support of the management committee are presently raising funds so they can take part in the Tall Ships Project early next year.
This year the centre will be celebrating its 40th year.
The young people have requested doing some different activities during the summer months to celebrate the occasion.
There are many former Boys' Club members in and around the area and Oasis has invited them to be involved in the celebr ations.
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