The Chairman of Mahdlo Youth Zone has called for the Oldham community to pledge gifts to its “Get Back In The Zone” Campaign, with a group of existing loyal friends matching donations pound for pound.
The charity is aiming to raise £50,000. Local businesses and individuals are being urged to pledge their support to the cause along with local fundraisers such as “Barrowthonman’s” Garden Half Marathon and Ruth Major’s 2.6 Challenge. Donations and pledges made before 21st August and paid by 31st October will be matched.
Chris Wareing, Chairman of the Mahdlo Board said, “This is an incredible one-time gesture to help us raise a total of £100,000, and we need you to stand alongside us more than ever.
“The money donated by you will be used to help young people “Get Back in the Zone” to access the activities and support they need and to help us get “Get Back on the Road,” replacing our much-loved minibus that was stolen last month. I say to anyone who has supported us, who has thought about fundraising for Mahdlo or giving to our cause, now is the time to stand together.”
Lucy Lees, Deputy Chief Executive added, “Mahdlo has been given a rare opportunity over the next 15 days. Any gift, pledge or donation can be matched pound for pound, so your support has the potential to do twice the amount of good. The pledges and donations of the Oldham community at this time, be they big or small, will have a direct impact on the lives of every young person Mahdlo works with.
“Over the course of lockdown, Mahdlo has had more than 4,500 contacts with Oldham’s youth and offered vital support to our vulnerable young people and their families. Help us continue to be there for them through lockdown and beyond.”