●● 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.