By Joseph Bray
AN EXCITING week of activities has been planned as MAHDLO Youth Zone celebrates its fifth birthday in March.
The centre, on Egerton Street in Oldham, opened in 2012 and currently has over 4,800 members aged 8-21 years old.
To celebrate five years of providing support, activities and opportunities to the young people of Oldham, Mahdlo is holding a talent show and a series of parties over the next few weeks.
Claire Crossfield, Development Manager at Mahdlo, said: “It’s been an incredible five years at Mahdlo and to see what our members have achieved in this time is fantastic.
“We have nearly 5,000 members who take part in a great range of activities and workshops. I’m really excited about celebrating our birthday with our members, their families and our Patrons.”
The events are just 50p for members and start with Mahdlo’s Got Talent and Family Birthday Party on Sunday, March 12 from 11am-3pm.
Then on Thursday, March 16 is the JUNIOR ZONE Birthday “Zoo” Party (ages 8-12) from 6.30pm-9pm.
And on Friday, March 17 is the SENIOR ZONE Birthday “Zoo” Party (ages 13-19) from 6.30pm-10pm.
In the same week, Mahdlo are also working with North Ainley Solicitors, who are based on Clegg Street in Oldham, for ‘Will Week’ to help people access their services as well as raise funds to support the youth zone.
From Monday 13 March to Friday 17 March, if you make an appointment with North AInley they will not charge for the preparation a standard single will or standard mirror wills, if a donation is made to Mahdlo.
A minimum donation of £100 for a single will and £150 for mirror wills is suggested.
North Ainley said: “Fundraising activities such as this really do make a lasting difference to the lives of young people and are a great way to support the future generations of our town.”
To take advantage of this opportunity, contact North Ainley on 0161 624 5614, quoting ‘Mahdlo Will Week’ to arrange an appointment.
For more information on Mahdlo and their birthday week celebrations, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0161 624 0111.
Please note Mahdlo will be closed Saturday, March 18 (except Girls Zone) and Sunday, March 19 for staff and member celebration events.