Local gas safety company S&S Northern pledged to become the first company to offer a regular monthly gift to Chorley children’s charity Inspire, Chorley Youth Zone.
The brand-new charity appeal launched by Inspire will see businesses able to donate monthly gifts of any amount to support the charity and Chorley’s next generation.
Inspire, Chorley Youth Zone’s first year of operation saw 1-in-3 young people in Chorley sign up as members as they racked up over 75,000 visits.
S&S Northern’s ongoing monthly gift of £400 will help the Youth Zone in its bid to cement itself in the heart of the Chorley community and support the charity as it pushes into its second year.
Karen Hunter, Head of Fundraising at Inspire, Chorley Youth Zone said, “We’d like to extend our deepest thanks to S&S Northern for their generous monthly donation, for as long as our doors are open!
“Monthly gifts are incredibly important to our children’s charity – they help us in forward planning for engaging youth provision for all of our members and they massively help in adding stability to the charity for years to come.
“We’re delighted to welcome S&S Northern as our first local business to join this new supporter programme and are hopeful our new campaign will inspire many other local businesses to join us in supporting Chorley’s Next Generation.”
Brothers Craig Dempsey, Lee Dempsey & Dave McMahon are Directors at S&S Northern and visited the Youth Zone to see the incredible work undertaken by the charity throughout the Summer Holidays.
Holiday Club at Inspire runs while the schools are closed and provides young people with something to do, somewhere to go and someone to talk to through the holiday periods at a margin of the price charged by other childcare provisions.
The children’s charity has served over 190 free hot meals to prevent holiday hunger and welcomed 7,208 visits through their doors this summer alone.
Craig, Lee and Dave took part in a number of activities alongside young people attending Summer Holiday Club at Inspire including music, indoor climbing and most notably reliving their own youth on the underground football pitch.
Craig Dempsey, Director at S&S Northern said “I wish something like this existed when I was a child because the range of activities on offer – climbing, boxing, dance, football – it’s incredible.
“The work they’re doing here at Inspire is fantastic and as a business passionate about our local community we decided that we wanted to give back.
“By providing a monthly donation to Inspire, Chorley Youth Zone, S&S Northern can help to support the young people in our area that may well one day work for our company with the help and support of the youth workers at the children’s charity.”
If your business would like to become a part of the Inspire Supporters Programme by donating a monthly gift to the children’s charity, running charity events or even volunteering at the Youth Zone you can get in touch by emailing Karen.Hunter@inspireyouthzone.org today and arrange your visit.