WARRINGTON Youth Club is seeking a final push for votes in its quest to win £5,000 in a nationwide competition.

The club is one of 12 finalists from around the UK going before a public vote in the Selco Stars competition, which attracted hundreds of entries.

Selco Builders Warehouse – which has a branch on Milner Street - has organised the competition, designed to support charities and community groups.

During the last six months, judges have selected two causes to receive £500 worth of building materials and now the shortlisted groups are aiming to top a vote and land a cash windfall.

The race to secure the £5,000 top prize is in full swing and people have until Wednesday, May 22 to cast their votes.

Jamie Patterson, fundraiser at Warrington Youth Club, said: “One of our mottos is to inspire young people to achieve and that is why we exist.

“Many of the youngsters we work with are vulnerable. They can be suffering from anxiety or depression or be socially isolated for one reason or another.

“Our aim is to give them opportunities, increase their skillset and self-confidence and enable them to make good life choices.

“Every case is different but we offer a wide spectrum of services, from making youngsters employable, to holding social events to operating a gym.

“If we win the £5,000 from Selco it would enable us to work with literally dozens more youngsters across Warrington, so hopefully everyone in the town will support us by voting.”

Carine Jessamine, marketing director at Selco, added: “We were inundated with applicants from a host of good causes with outstanding credentials so Warrington Youth Club has done extremely well to be shortlisted.

“It does excellent work in the community and hopefully the whole of Warrington will get behind the club in its quest to win an amount of money which would make a huge difference to the work it does.”

To vote for Warrington Youth Club,