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6 MAY

Appeal for support from youth charity

By timesecholife on in All News, Leek news

A youth charity in the Moorlands is on the look-out for additional help and support. The Leek Youth Project, @21 – which is based in Market Street - provides facilities, support, and activities for young people, particularly those facing difficulties.

A youth charity in the Moorlands is on the look-out for additional help and support.

The Leek Youth Project, @21 – which is based in Market Street – provides facilities, support, and activities for young people, particularly those facing difficulties.

It plays a vital role in helping and protecting the more vulnerable youngsters in the area by providing youth workers a base, exciting activities, structure, and people to talk to in time of crisis.

In 2014 central funding for the project disappeared when Staffordshire County Council closed all its youth services and since then a determined group of dedicated local volunteers have pitched in to keep the youth club open.

Last year the charity was able to secure a lifeline in the form of a Heritage Lottery Grant and at the end of the first successful year with the help of the grant, the charity has made significant strides in their goal to be sustainable in the long term.

However, to keep the momentum going they are looking for additional help.

@21 fundraiser Michelle Cohen said: “The amazing work done by our trustees and the wider network of supporters has given us this platform to raise awareness and funds, but we need more.

We are looking for new trustees who would be willing to join the group, bring their skills to the table and assist with the work of running the charity.

We are also recruiting a paid part-time fundraiser to work with us approximately two days per month and looking for volunteers to help with all aspects of the charity’s work.”

If you think you may be able to help the @21 project, as trustee, fundraiser, or volunteer, or would like to find out more, contact Michelle Cohen via email at michellecohentownend@gmail.com or by calling 07734 417928.

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