Supporting young local people and giving back to the community
Earlier in the year, we were thrilled to announce our support for Chorley Youth Zone; a purpose-built facility on Chapel Street in the centre of Chorley that aims to provide young people with the opportunity to find more ways to challenge themselves, to socialise with their peers and to find new and exciting ways to develop their skills and talents.
The facility, dubbed ‘Inspire,’ is on track to open its doors in Spring 2018, and will offer up to 20 activities each evening for young people aged between eight and 19 and up to 25 with a disability for just £5 per year and 50p per visit. Activities will range from sports, arts, music and drama workshops to practical sessions on topics such as employability and mentoring.
The last few months has seen the builders arrive on-site, with the two-storey steel superstructure due to be erected later this month.
Neil Davey, sales director at Carrington, commented: “As one of Inspire’s Founder Patrons, we have witnessed this project from day one, visiting the Youth Zone in Wigan and meeting the people behind the project along the way. It’s a fantastic initiative and I’m so pleased that we’re playing a part in supporting young local people and giving something back to the community.’’
‘‘The Youth Zone will cost approximately £4.8million to build and £650k to run annually – so to have the support of local businesses like Carrington is huge for us,’’ said Chorley Youth Zone Executive Janine Blythe. ‘‘Their endorsement makes a huge difference to the project and the lives of thousands of young people.’’