WARRINGTON Youth Club would not be able to survive without the generous donations of people in the community.
In the past year, workers at Nichols PLC have raised around £100,000 to help the charity to continue to train the citizens of tomorrow and instil key life skills to help them to turn their dreams into a reality.
From climbing Mount Kilimanjaro to organising a charity golf day and dinner with a visit from Dragons Den entrepreneur Levi Roots, the team have been determined to raise cash that will make a real difference to the club.
Brand licensing manager James Nichols said: “It is about being able to give something back to the community and about making sure we are helping to building success for the future in terms of Warrington and the kids that live here.”
WYC, who work with around 2,000 young people each month, rely entirely on funding, grants, donations and the support of more than 50 volunteers from across Warrington to deliver a range of services to children and young people aged 7 to 25.
Nichols PLC is one of the companies to show its support for WYC along with European Metal Recycling and Styles and Co Accountants.
But more help is still needed to allow the club to open its doors to more young people in the town.
Chief executive Dave McNicholl said: “Our individual supporters and volunteers are essential in our work and we are always looking for new volunteers and people to help us make a difference to the lives of children and young people.”
The club has now launched a hunt for more volunteers to take on a range of roles from supporting disabled young people in the Buddy Up programme to help to serving Christmas dinners to vulnerable families.
As well as general volunteers, the club is always on the lookout for volunteers from minibus drivers, language and music tutors to knitting experts and artists.
For more information call 581226 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.