We were delighted to support Mahdlo Youth zone during lockdown by donating £2,000. Mahdlo is a state-of-the-art Youth Zone in the heart of Oldham for 8-19 year olds, open 7 days a week, 52 weeks a year offering a range of activities and opportunities to young people across Oldham for just 50p a member. During lockdown they have made more than 180 calls per week to members, with those needing it most receiving 7-days-a-week support. The Youth Zone has also moved much of its Youth Work delivery online, with at least 15 live Zoom sessions per week and pre-recorded content posted every single day onto the charity’s social media.
Lucy Lees, Deputy Chief Executive at Mahdlo Youth Zone, said: “We are so incredibly grateful for Ribble’s generous gift and cannot say thank you enough! In these uncertain times their donation will allow Mahdlo to continue to provide vital provision to the young people in our community who need it most.”