A youth club in Leyland has benefited from more than £12,000 donated over three years by a local housing group.
Progress Housing Group has donated the funds to a community benefit society in Lancashire to provide fun activities for young people, using its community investment fund to award the Shape Lancashire club £12,216.
Youngsters who attend the club, based at The Place Community Centre, Royal Avenue, enjoy arts and crafts, games, Wii sessions, multi-sports with a sports coach from Preston North End, trampoline, water sports , karting, archery and football. Golf.
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Shape Lancashire director Mandy Foster said: “We are delighted to receive funding as it has enabled us to run a weekly youth club for children aged eight and up in the Wade Hall area of Leyland.
“The youth club provides a safe place for children to enjoy activities, make friends, be themselves and learn new skills.
“We have matching funding from Children in Need to run holiday activities and targeted sessions, which means we can offer year-round activities for young people.”
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The Community Investment Fund is available for groups and organizations to develop projects that benefit communities in areas where Progress Housing Group has properties.
Alan Greig, Progress Engagement Manager at Progress Housing Group, said: “We are delighted to be able to support Shape Lancashire and its youth club through the Community Investment Fund.
“The project is an example of the fund providing opportunities for our communities to develop and grow through sports, health and wellness, arts and environmental projects.
“We wish them good luck in the pursuit of these activities, for the benefit of the young people of our neighborhoods.”
For more information visit – https://www.progressgroup.org.uk/community-investment/
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