Youth club in £40,000 cash plea
PRESTBURY Youth Club is calling on the community to help them raise the final funds they need for their new home.
The youth club, which began at Ford House in 1982, is now operating from a temporary base at the village hall after Ford House was closed in 2007.
It will move into a new building to be constructed on council owned land off Bollin Grove after receiving £35,000 from the Parochial Church Council (PCC) and £29,500 from Cheshire East Council.
But more than £40,000 is still needed to complete the funds necessary for the work.
Youth Club chairwoman, April Green, said: “We want the community to feel part of the club and that they’ve helped build it.
“They helped us in 1982 and now we’re asking them to step up again.”
The youth club will share the venue with the AFC Prestbury Under-15s football team and will also welcome other community groups.
April said: “We want it to be an inclusive facility.
“We want a girls’ football team and for the centre to be used by groups such as Age UK Cheshire and Friends for Leisure, for disabled people.”
April also wants youngsters to play a part in what activities the club offers through the Tomorrow’s Young Leaders programme for 12 to 15-year-olds.
She said: “They will be given the remit to fund activities instead of being dictated to by adults.
“This will make them ready for the world of work.”
Activities more appealing to teenagers, such as Youtube video making and yoga should also be included, she said.
It is hoped the new building will be ready by September.
Donate at prestburyyouthclub.com.
Prestbury Youth Club chairwoman April Green (left) and youth club members at the new site