BUILDING materials group Tarmac is the latest Founder Patron of Warrington Youth Zone, the brand-new young people’s charity set to open in the town next year.
The £6.9 million facility is being delivered by OnSide Youth Zones, a national charity which has created a network of Youth Zones across the country, providing local young people with somewhere to go, something to do and someone to talk to.
Set to be built in the stadium quarter next to the University Technical College (UTC), the state-of-the-art Youth Zone will offer thousands of young people from Warrington access to an indoor climbing wall, 3G kick pitch, four court sports hall, dance and drama studio, training kitchen, arts and crafts space, fully equipped gym, music room with recording studio, enterprise suite and much more.
Tarmac will join the Youth Zone’s family of Founder Patrons, a group of local businesses and philanthropists who are united in support of young people and their ambition to see Warrington flourish.
Paul Fleetham, managing director of Tarmac Contracting, said: “After visiting the Hive Youth Zone in Birkenhead and seeing the tremendous difference to young people and the community, we were inspired to support the new Warrington Youth Zone.”
The Youth Zone will open seven days a week for young people aged between 7 and 19, and up to 25 for those with additional needs. Young people will pay £5 per year to be a member and then just 50p every time they visit.
Dave McNicholl, chief executive of Warrington Youth Zone said: “I’d like to say a huge thank you to Tarmac for joining our family of Founder Patrons. Once open, Warrington Youth Zone will provide young people with somewhere safe to spend their leisure time, discover their talents and develop their skills but we can’t do it without the support from businesses such as Tarmac. ”
For more information about the charity, visit www.warringtonyouthclub.co.uk
Pictured: Paul Griffiths from Warrington Youth Zone, Paul Fleetham, managing director at Tarmac and Nick Hopkinson, Warrington Youth Zone board member and High Sheriff of Cheshire.