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New heights for Stockton Heath business owner

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A STOCKTON Heath business owner reached new heights – literally – while skydiving in aid of OnSide Warrington Youth Club.

Ruth Yates, who owns specialist independent wine shop Corks Out, tackled her extreme fear of heights by skydiving from 15,000ft to raise enough money to support three vulnerable young people through the youth club’s mentoring programme.

Ruth said: “The Mentoring programme at Onside Warrington Youth Club not only changes lives but, saves lives, if you can support me in reaching my target I would really appreciate it”

For the past seven months, Ruth has been a mentor helping a young woman make positive changes to her life, drawing on her own expertise in business and as a strong role model.

The mentoring programme, currently in its third year not only changes lives but saves lives, too.

It costs £1,000 a year to support one child through mentoring – the equivalent cost of a cup of coffee per day.

Dave McNicholl, the CEO of OnSide Warrington Youth Club, said: “Ruth, Richard and the team at Corks Out have been extremely helpful and supportive over the past few years, and we look forward to continuing the growing and productive relationship”

You can still support Ruth by visiting her fundraising page – https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/RuthYates1

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