Our charity of the month for August was Warrington YFC – a small local charity which gets involved in lots of events in and around Warrington.
Though Christian based it definitely does not restrict itself to purely Christian projects as will be evidenced later this month when they take on the daunting task of taking 200 local schoolchildren to Blackpool for a day out.
Receiving our cheque for £415 from Tom Holmes who had nominated the group, Director Stephen Murphy thanked the staff for their generosity.
He said: “Thanks goes out to Gladstone Brookes for this generous gift. It will go a long way to help see young people engage with our projects such as our FUSE event where young people get to have fun through a variety of social activities.
Local young people
“Our youth work depends on generous donations like these and helps us put on more events and activities for young people across Warrington.”
Said Tom: “The reason why I chose WYFC is I really get what they are trying to achieve, Young people in Warrington don’t have a very good reputation and WYFC engage with them in a positive way by giving them the opportunity to get involved in positive activities and help with steering their moral compass in the right direction.”
As well as working with churches throughout the area, Warrington YFC (Youth For Christ) also partners with local high schools by allocating a youth worker who helps out in various aspects of school life but also organises after-school clubs.
The charity is further involved in the work of a dozen youth groups throughout the borough working on a variety of projects.
Finally they run outreach projects like inter-acting with youngsters on the street or in local parks where they congregate.
Their urban football cage is portable and can be set up in a wide range of locations and finally the BYP Project at Broomfields Leisure Centre is run in partnership with the police, the local authority and local churches to provide a safe place for kids to hang out on Friday evening.
“Our next charity of the month is Help For Heroes, nominated by Nicola Simpson.”