Manchester Youth Zone April 2020
Thursday, 17 June 2021
Located in Harpurhey, North Manchester, The Manchester Youth provides a unique safe place for young people aged from 6 – 19, and those up to the age of 25 with additional needs, from across Manchester, and their work has not stopped during the lockdown. Many in the surrounding area are vulnerable to poor educational attainment, future worklessness and to developing antisocial or offending behaviour, and lockdown has presented unique additional challenges. In her letter to Paul, Hannah Wright, Head of Development at Manchester Youth Zone emphasises how:
During the Coronavirus lockdown Corptel are acutely aware of the impact this is having on charity fundraising across the country. Many charities struggle at the best of times to find much needed funds. Corptel’s owner, Paul Baxter has made a commitment to support the work of Manchester Youth Zone at this time by donating £5000.
“Home is not always a happy place for young people, routines have been disrupted and lack of normal social interaction is having an impact.”
Hannah mentions one such case of a nine-year-old boy who has continued to receive support, during a time when he faces great challenges from an unstable home life, and who is responding well to the additional support that Manchester Youth Zone has been able to continue providing.
With a wealth of sport and creative activities, MYZ usually welcomes almost 1,000 young people each week. They work to raise members aspirations and equip them with the tools to increase their confidence, build positive relationships and add something back to their own community.
Their website and a donation link can be found here
A Letter of Thanks From Manchester Youth Zone