Torus Foundation has pledged its support for young people in the town over the next four years and become a founder patron of Warrington Youth Zone.

The charitable arm of the regional growth and regeneration group Torus, which provides affordable housing for families, individuals and communities, will fund the centre’s annual running costs once it opens.

Warrington Youth Zone is currently under construction and will provide programmes, services and activities for young people aged between seven and 19, and up to aged 25 for those with additional needs.

Torus Foundation, which aims to provide opportunities that grow confidence and raise aspirations, is keen to support the centre, which will give young people somewhere to go, something to do and someone to talk to.

The Youth Zone will build the success and legacy of Warrington Youth Club which was established in 1930 and will promote activities like sports, arts and music as well as dance, drama and mentoring.

Kate Shone, managing director at Torus Foundation, said: “Torus Foundation is proud to be investing in the new Warrington Youth Zone, whose plans and aspirations align with our mission for stronger communities.

“It’s vital that young people have more opportunities like this to access safe and supported spaces.

“With experience of enhancing our own facility in Liverpool, we’ve seen first-hand that activities which entertain, educate, inspire, build skills and confidence will not only have a positive impact on young people but the wider community.

“There are exciting times ahead for Warrington.”

The Youth Zone also has a dedicated enterprise and employability suite, which aims to support young people who are not in education, employment or training, by equipping them with skills for the future.

Dave McNicholl, chief executive at Warrington Youth Zone, said: “I would like to offer my thanks to everyone at Torus Foundation for their valuable and generous commitment to Warrington’s young people.

“As a charity, the Youth Zone relies heavily on the support of local businesses and to have Torus Foundation join our family of founder patrons takes us one step closer to creating a fantastic facility for young people.

“It is with great thanks to organizations like this that we are able to open with first-class offer, supporting Warrington's young people for generations to come.”

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