Grow training event for everyone who works with children and young people

Grow Training Event: Saturday 29th February 2020, 9:30am-4:00pm Grow is a training event filled with practical workshops for all volunteers who work with children and young people in church Sunday schools, youth groups, school SU Groups, residential events and holiday clubs. The event is held in Culduthel Christian Centre, Inverness, and costs only £8. To see the full programme visit You can book at ttps://

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