MAHDLO welcomed 50 VIP guests for a Winter Warmer event where their newly created Fundraising Development Group showcased the inspiring work and activities at the Youth Zone.
Guests at the event at Muse, Uppermill, were treated to ‘A day in the life of a Youth Worker’ as they heard from Leo Case, Senior Zone Coordinator at Mahdlo.
He said: “It’s a really inspiring place to work and no two nights are the same.
“You could be watching a young person climb the climbing wall for the first time, listening to a new music performance or supporting a member with a problem they’re facing.
“Sometimes if a young person has a serious issue, as a safeguarding lead, it can be gone midnight before I get home. We’re here to help young people no matter what they need.”
Saddleworth-based Jess Taylor shared her experiences as a Mahdlo Mentor and the support she gives to young people, including Ellie.
“We have such a great time together and it’s nice knowing I can help, especially with some of the issues and problems she faces,” said Jess.
“There are times when I don’t have all the answers but the team at Mahdlo are on hand to support and guide me.
“It’s such a rewarding role and I’d highly recommend it to anyone.”
The event was sponsored by Muse and the Fundraising Group Chair Jason Dixon, CEO of Vdocs.
Over £1,000 was pledged by guests on the night, which will be used to support Mahdlo’s successful mentoring programme.
The mentoring team is organising a drop-in for anyone interested in mentoring a young person aged 12-16 at Mahdlo on Wednesday, January 17 from 4-6pm and then on Saturday, January 20 from 2-4pm.
Find out more about Mahdlo on their website: www.mahdloyz.org