Youth club get packing ahead of big move
PRESTBURY Youth Club members gave shoppers a helping hand packing their bags in the club’s latest fundraising initiative for its new home.
The determined packers raised £326.60 with an eight hour shift assisting people doing their grocery shopping at Morrisons in Poynton.
Members of the youth club lost their old home, Ford House, in 2008 when the 19th century building was declared unfit on health and safety grounds.
They have since organised a number of events to get the cash they need for their new home at Bollin Grove, which they will share with AFC Prestbury U15 football team, who will use the pitch there.
April Green, chair of the club, said: “We packed bags from 10am till 6pm and thanks to the very generous and supportive customers raised £326.60.
“It was a fabulous result with teams of kids supported a bit by a parent or two, as we didn’t want the tins packed on top of the salad!”
The club raised more than £4,500 at a dinner and auction at Prestbury restaurant Bacchus last month.
The event was hosted by former Coronation Street actor Charlie Lawson, who played Jim McDonald in the soap.
Club members and staff have raised more than £86,000 so far but need to raise another £35,000 for new equipment for the club. The next fundraiser will be a Grand Jumble Sale at Prestbury Village Hall on Saturday, July 2, which will include a raffle prize of a Morrisons hamper.
The supermarket has also donated some of its end of line clothes for the cause. To donate your own items contact Annette on 07814003910.
April added: “Morrisons Poynton are very community minded and are also considering supporting our project with their Morrisons Foundation fund, monies raised from the 5p carrier bag charge, which is then used for good causes.”
AFC Prestbury U15 club member George Barker is also fundraising for the cause by taking on the Bollington 10K run on August 28 for the project.
Donate at crowdfunding.justgiving. com/George-Barker.
●● Bag packers (l-r) included Nicky and Tilly Melvin, Sarah and Holly Hurst, Kathryn and Harriet Barwick, and Lucy Green