Mahdlo Youth Zone has been awarded £2,000 by The Skelton Charity to allow the charity to expand its climbing wall offer to even more young people in Oldham.
Mahdlo currently runs the only climbing wall in the local area, allowing more than 2,500 young people to take part in indoor climbing last year alone, with opportunities to progress to our more advanced climbing club.
The funding will be used to increase staff members trained to run climbing wall sessions, purchasing more climbing shoes and equipment to allow more young people to participate in community clubs and competitions, as well as general upkeep on the climbing wall.
Around 400 young people have progressed their climbing at Mahdlo to stepping up into a dedicated climbing club, with one member even competing at national level competitions.
Kate Entwistle, Junior Zone Coordinator at Mahdlo Youth Zone said: “Climbing has always been one of our most popular activities at Mahdlo, our members absolutely love it so it’s fantastic to have the opportunity to grow it even further.
“I want to say a big thank you to The Skelton Charity for awarding us this funding. With climbing being an Olympic sport in 2020 we will now be able to inspire more young people to build their skills and sporting talents with us.”