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Olivia Ashworth, aged 9, is the first official member of Inspire Youth Zone after online membership was launched.

Olivia, who attends Anderton Primary, lives in Heath Charnock and was the first youngster down at Chorley Markets over the weekend to meet the Chorley Youth Zone team and sign up as a Youth Zone member – online!

Being one of the first 100 members to sign up, means Olivia will receive a FREE VIP invitation to an OnSide Youth Zone that is currently in operation as well as a special invitation to a ‘See it first’ event at Inspire before they officially open their doors.

YOU CAN SIGN UP AS A MEMBER TOO HERE: https://www.inspireyouthzone.org/young-people/become-a-member/

Membership costs just £5 per year and 50p per visit. The Chorley team will be at Chorley Markets for the next two Saturday’s if anyone wishes to find out more!

Olivia said: “I am really happy to be the first member of Chorley Youth Zone. I have seen the building get bigger and bigger and I can’t wait for the doors to open in April. I’m also looking forward to my VIP experience thanks to being one of the first 100 members to sign up!”

Inspire, Chorley Youth Zone’s Chief Executive Janine Blythe said: “It was fantastic to see our team at the markets over the weekend and the interest in the Youth Zone was equally great to see. I would urge all young people to sign up NOW and take advantage of the VIP offer and grab an early Christmas present.”

Inspire Youth Zone, opening in April 2018, is currently being built on Chapel Street in the centre of Chorley, opposite the train station and directly next to the bus station meaning young people can easily access this new world class £4.8m facility which will offer up to 20 activities per night.

Inspire will offer everything from sports, arts, a fully equipped gym, climbing wall, dance, drama and cooking to a safe place for young people to find a listening ear, access mentoring, develop their employability skills and enjoy a nutritious hot meal.

To make this a reality, Inspire also needs to recruit 70 dedicated volunteers to make sure they deliver the best service for Chorley’s young people. If you have a passion for working with young people or simply want to give a little back by helping out in an admin or kitchen role for example, we want to hear from you. Please click here for more information or contact Volunteer and Training Manager Michelle Graham on: michelle.graham@inspireyouthzone.org