TESCO STORES across Oldham are encouraging local businesses to help Mahdlo Youth Zone make a difference in the town.
The stores are supporting the charity’s business breakfasts, which allow Mahdlo, based on Egerton Street, to engage with companies about the work it carries out in the community.
Claire Crossfield, development manager for Mahdlo Youth Zone, said: “The business breakfasts are a great way for us to engage with businesses that are not yet working with us, to explore the many opportunities available.
“As well as monetary donations, businesses help us through supporting our employability programmes with workplace visits, inspirational talks, work experience, advice on CV writing and interviews and in some cases providing apprenticeships for our young people.
“The fact that Tesco are heavily involved in supporting us and sponsoring the business breakfasts and providing the refreshments sends out a strong message to the local business community and we are very grateful for their involvement.”
The sponsorship of the business breakfasts is part of ongoing support Tesco are providing for Mahdlo, which also includes helping with its 5th birthday party celebrations in March, awards ceremonies for staff and patrons and sponsoring the six-week Children’s Able and Disabled Sports event during the school summer holidays.
To mark the support from Tesco, Marie Toora and Andrew Brown, store managers of the Chadderton and Huddersfield Road stores, went to the Youth Zone on Egerton Street, where they welcomed guests to the latest breakfast event.
Andrew Brown said: “As a major employer locally, we are always keen to support the business community and local economy.
“It is great to spend some time with members of local businesses and encourage them to get more involved in the work Mahdlo does.”
Marie Toora said: “Our Oldham store teams are delighted to be supporting Mahdlo’s business breakfast events.
“Mahdlo provide high quality activities and experiences for young people and we wanted to thank them for their hard work and also get involved in their outstanding programme.”
Mahdlo Youth Zone is open seven days a week, 52 weeks a year. It provides activities and opportunities for young people aged 8-21 years old and young people with a disability up to the age of 25. Young people can become a member of the Youth Zone for just £5 per year and 50p each visit. Find out more on their website: http://mahdloyz.org
The next Business Breakfast will be held on April 27 from 8-10am at Mahdlo Youth Zone, with guest speaker Tom Bloxham MBE, Chairman and Co-Founder of Urban Splash.
This event is open to all light refreshments will be provided. Places are free, but as Mahdlo is a registered charity, if you would like to make a contribution towards the cost of breakfast, donation envelopes will be available on the day. To book your place, email firstname.lastname@example.org