Financial boost for Blantyre Youth Development Team


Community Champion Mary Sutherland presents the check to Terminal One

Submitted by Amy Rodgers

Blantyre’s Terminal One youth project has received a cash boost of £1,500 from a supermarket.

The donation was handed over by Asda Blantyre Community Champion Mary Sutherland as part of the supermarket group’s Under 18s Better Start Grant by the Asda Foundation, after the team applied for support for their youth activities .

Terminal One aims to support, develop and inspire young people by providing positive and engaging youth work activities – these activities help to improve the well-being of young people.

The group intends to use this generous donation to provide an additional new weekend service during the summer holidays with activities including dance, theater and wellness workshops.

Joanne Tierney, Terminal One Youth Center Project Coordinator, said: “The Blantyre Youth Development Team is delighted and very grateful to be awarded the Better Starts grant. This grant will go a long way in providing the essential resources needed to improve the well-being of our children and youth.

“The weekend service will guarantee participants a healthy lunch and the opportunity to participate in free and inclusive workshops focusing on health and well-being.

“Thank you to the Asda Foundation, Asda Blantyre and our community colleague Mary for all their support in creating new opportunities and new memories for our children and young people.”

Community Champion Mary Sutherland said: “We are delighted to support the Blantyre Youth Development Team at Terminal One with the Better Starts grant from the Asda Foundation.

“The band is right on our doorstep so we see all the great work they do first hand. We have a great relationship with the entire management team and support them in every way we can – the band makes a invaluable work in our community.”

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