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●● A DOU­BLE glaz­ing firm has teamed up with a youth or­gan­i­sa­tion to men­tor young peo­ple.

From Septem­ber, KAT – based on Queen’s Av­enue, Hurds­field – will be work­ing with the Youth Fed­er­a­tion to of­fer busi­ness ad­vice and sup­port.

The pro­gramme is be­ing de­liv­ered as part of the Youth Fed­er­a­tion’s ‘As­pire’ ini­tia­tive, which of­fers a range of per­sonal and so­cial de­vel­op­ment pro­grammes to help raise the as­pi­ra­tions of young peo­ple, en­abling them to dis­cover and max­imise their po­ten­tial.

KAT will pro­vide a mem­ber of staff to act as a men­tor for a year. The busi­ness man­u­fac­tures, sells and in­stalls be­spoke win­dow and door prod­ucts and em­ploys 70 peo­ple at its Mac­cles­field site.

The two or­gan­i­sa­tions were brought to­gether by Cheshire Con­nect, which matches busi­nesses and the vol­un­tary and com­mu­nity sec­tor.

Kevin Brad­burne, di­rec­tor of As­pire at the Youth Fed­er­a­tion said: “We are ex­tremely grate­ful to Louise at Cheshire Con­nect for match­ing us with David Richards at KAT.

“KAT has a highly trained and com­mit­ted team that will, no doubt, help to in­spire and guide young peo­ple across East Cheshire who have not yet reached their full po­ten­tial.

“We very much look for­ward to work­ing with KAT and see­ing the dif­fer­ence they make to young peo­ple’s lives.”

David Richards said: “We are keen to sup­port this ini­tia­tive be­cause it will re­ally help our com­mu­nity by giv­ing dis­ad­van­taged young peo­ple the chance to grow and de­velop within a safe, struc­tured en­vi­ron­ment.” ●● THERE is a mind and body fes­ti­val at Se­nior Cit­i­zens Hall, Duke Street on July 25-26.

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