Could you be our local superhero?

Inspire Chorley Youth Zone is on the lookout for businesses who have a passion for supporting their community and a will to making lasting difference to thousands of local children and young people – by choosing Inspire, Chorley Youth Zone as your Charity of the Year 2021 or even for a number of years!

During these challenging times, our young people need your support more than ever and we would love to create a partnership with your workforce, support your values and help to create mutually beneficial opportunities. Our dedicated team will engage with your colleagues, provide suggestions to help your fundraising and do all that we can to ensure our charitable partnerships are a huge success.

                                                                               ELLIE’S STORY

As a community charity, all that we do is only possible thanks to our incredible supporters. Your donations are able to help us make real, tangible impacts to our work and we will regularly be in touch to share with you our latest news and stories like Ellie who bravely shared her lockdown story with us to help bring to life the difference your support could make.

“I have been coming to Inspire Youth Zone for the past 2 years. I first joined when I was 14 for something to do. I didn’t have a lot of hobbies and wanted something to motivate me. I had heard good things going around the school, so I decided to join and get stuck in. I joined the dance sessions and haven’t looked back since.

I have since represented Inspire Youth Zone as part of the dance team for large events such as OnSide President’s Cup, Chorley Live and Chorley Light Switch-on. Performing in front of audience’s has been amazing for my confidence. It’s been really beneficial to stay motivated and active in a dance project. I also like doing baking, art and rec games with the many friends I’ve made at Inspire. I think my knowledge and skills have developed in a number of different activities that ordinarily I wouldn’t have the opportunity to do.

In addition to the activities Inspire have helped me get involved in, I have also received one-to-one support through their mentoring programme which has been helping improve my mental health. The support from youth workers has really helped me out through an incredibly difficult time in my life, I am reassured and comforted knowing there’s always someone at Inspire to talk to. I have also struggled with schoolwork and Inspire have helped enormously to catch up and offer me advice and tuition. Coming to Inspire really does keep me on track, I’ve been battling to stay positive when my mental health doesn’t allow me to. That’s when I come to Inspire and talk to the staff.”

Ellie’s Inspire Youth Work and Mentor Gabbi said: “We may have saved Ellie’s life. She’s worked really hard to overcome some personal difficulties and beat her mental health challenges. Her confidence in herself and her ability to dance has grown immensely and I’m so proud that Inspire has been able to provide her with the opportunity for a chance of a better future.”

                                                             Why should I choose Inspire?

There are many benefits from choosing Inspire! As a business and it will certainly help enhance your reputation, create employment engagement, provide social media content, produce team building exercises and be a great way to show your customers you are supporting Chorley’s next generation, which is more important than ever.

Owner from Windoworld, Ronnie Orr recently chose Inspire as their Charity of the Year and said: “We were delighted to get behind our local charity and raised just over £2,000 – which was amazing! It was such a pleasure to give back to the Chorley community which myself and wife Suzy care so much about. As a business, we know how hard the team at Inspire work to make the lives better for so many young people, each and every day. Long may it continue.”

Despite all the challenges of the pandemic, our doors remain open as we continue to be there for those who need us most. We are proud to serve the local Chorley community and one scheme which has grown considerably is Food for Families – handing out FREE food to those finding it difficult to make ends meet. In January alone we’ve given over 1,100 meals along with mentoring calls, outreach work and Youth Zone at home plus so much more.

Please choose Inspire Youth Zone as your Charity of the Year TODAY and help us make 2021 memorable for all the right reasons!

Already planning your fundraising or have ideas of your own? Get in touch by ringing: 01257 228888 or email: josh.vosper@inspireyouthzone.org we would love to hear from you and help support your efforts in any way we can!

COTY 2021