Community raises £17.5k for Wilmslow Youth Charity

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Wilmslow Youth's Christmas Challenge has been a resounding success as part of the National Big Give event, thanks to the support of its community.

Local people, community groups, Churches Together and businesses including a local pub, all got behind the charity's campaign in support of young people and they smashed the initial £14k target.

Wilmslow Youth has been helping young people for over seven years. They provide spaces to relax and find ways to improve confidence and mental health. In addition to their fun and informal after-school youth activities the charity offers mentoring, one to one counselling, wellbeing workshops and support for parents.

Matt Williamson, Wilmslow Youth Chief Executive, said: "The last few years have had an enormous impact on young people's mental health across the country, with record numbers seeking help. These funds will help us ensure we can offer free-to-access, early intervention support and be there for each young person for as long as they need us.

"It has been an enormous privilege to come alongside and support hundreds of young people in our town over the years. Our heart as a charity is to create a community where young people can belong and access help whenever they need it."

Claire Carter, Community Partnerships Manager for the charity added "Community involvement is key to the success of a small local charity like Wilmslow Youth. We are delighted the community got behind us and we are excited about the impact these funds will have on our young people. We thank you all.

"Wilmslow Youth is a small charity that services hundreds of young people and many adults (parents/carers) in our community each year and our team of staff and volunteers work tirelessly to improve lives each and every day."

To find out more about Wilmslow Youth or support the Charity visit www.wilmslowyouth.com.

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