11 Jun 2021
Caddick Construction is delighted to become a Silver Patron of the Wigan Youth Zone which provides much-needed facilities for young people to go to and enjoy arts, sports, learn new skills, or just meet friends and have someone to talk to.
Built, launched, and supported by the national charity OnSide Youth Zones, Caddick is already working on a £6.9m state-of-the-art sister facility in nearby Warrington, due to open at the end of this year. Becoming a silver patron for the Wigan-based centre also made sense, with Caddick working on a different project in the town - the Sandalwood Drive extra care scheme.
Support from local businesses and individuals is crucial to the on-going success of the Wigan Youth Zone, located on Parsons Walk, open to the town’s young people. The team has to raise a minimum of £500,000 a year just to keep its doors open.
Said Ian Threadgold, Managing Director of Caddick Construction (North West): “Working on the Warrington Youth Zone scheme has enabled the team to see the amazing facilities provided by Onside Youth Zones and it seemed a natural decision to support the existing centre in Wigan by becoming a patron for the next three years. The facilities and services they provide are amazing and really help hundreds of young people every week participate in sports, learning new skills or just enjoy a social life as lockdown is lifted.”
The Onside Network of Youth Zones fund, build, launch and support a national network of state-of-the-art, multi-million-pound, Youth Zones in the UK’s most economically disadvantaged areas. The Youth Zones are staffed by skilled and dedicated youth workers who believe in young people – helping them see what they could achieve and giving them the skills, confidence, and ambition to realise their potential.
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