WARRINGTON Youth Club has received £100,000 from Barclays to help support young people and families in Warrington affected by the pandemic.

The funding will be used to sustain vital projects, including mentoring and emotional wellbeing support for disadvantaged children, delivery of essential food and care packages to vulnerable families, and digital 'Youth Zone @ Home' content.

In April, Barclays announced a £100 million Community Aid Package to support charities that are helping people and communities most impacted by Covid-19.

David McNicholl, chief executive of Warrington Youth Club, said: "We are thrilled that Barclays have chosen to support Warrington Youth Club and in turn to support some of the most vulnerable people in our community.

"The pandemic, which continues to cause extreme levels of concern and uncertainty has greatly affected the lives of many thousands of children and young people from across the borough.

"With the support of Barclays, we have been able to reach out to families and provide a broad range of support and we will continue to do so throughout the coming year.

"We would like to say a massive thank you to everyone from Barclays."

Nigel Higgins, Barclays chairman, said: "Covid-19 has created an unprecedented social and economic impact in the UK, with many experiencing greater hardship due to the crisis.

"Incredible charities have been playing a vital role in the UK’s response to the pandemic, ensuring urgent help reaches those most in need of support.

"As a bank we have been doing all we can for our customers, clients and colleagues, and we hope that by partnering with Warrington Youth Club and many other charities across the UK, collectively we can ensure that as many people as possible in the communities in which we live and work are supported through this crisis."