You will often see the Outbreak team out and about around Pimlico. We call this ‘detached’ youth work and it’s a chance for us to hang out and chat with young people (and not so young people!).
We stop for conversations, take sports equipment with us to organise games of football or basketball on the local courts or sometimes serve hot chocolate! That’s the joy of detached youth work, we can just go with the flow, but we are always there to listen.
In 2016 the Outbreak team decided to start setting up our Hot Chocolate cart in Churchill Gardens Square within the estate.
“Why do you do this?” is the most frequently asked question from passers-by.
The Outbreak team decided that we wanted to be a blessing to our local community so we give hot chocolate away for free. This is all part of our Christian ethos – to serve and love those around us.
We have seen dozens of children and parents come through the square every Thursday and have great conversations with them creating an amazing community atmosphere. Apart from enjoying many meaningful conversations we also play games with students who pass through from the local Primary and Secondary schools.