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Liberty Work & Leisure presented Carlisle Youth Zone with the second instalment of a £10,000 donation this week. Presenting the £3,333.00 cheque Liberty owner, Andrew Dunning said. “We recognise the important work the Youth Zone is doing for the young people of Carlisle, there really is nothing like it in the county where so many young people can access help and support in a fun, safe and challenging environment”.
As the Carlisle Youth Zone approaches its first birthday and with almost 2,500 young people as members it has made a real impact on many young people’s lives, but this independent local charity has big plans for the future. It is about to launch a mentoring programme in partnership with the Youth Offending Service, it is working on a new Health and Wellbeing project and it’s Enterprise Zone is running a “Shake Zone” business teaching young people some much needed business skills.
Receiving the welcome boost to the Youth Zones funds, Colin Powell, Business Development Manager at the Zone told us “We are delighted at the help Liberty Work and Leisure is providing in such a positive and constructive manner. This practical help really does make a difference and is very welcome. In these tough economic times it is rewarding that a company like this appreciates the work of Carlisle Youth Zone and the difference we are making to young people between 8 years and 21 years of age in the area.”
Carlisle Youth Zone requires around £850,000 a year to operate and whilst it is delighted at the support it receives from local and national companies it still needs more funds if the important work the Zone does is to grow. If you would like to support the work of Carlisle Youth Zone please contact Colin Powell on 01228 516280.
Picture shows Managing Director Andrew Dunning (Centre holding cheque) and some of the staff of the Carlisle Office present £3,333.00 to Carlisle Youth Zone