LENDLEASE BECOMES A FOUNDER PATRON IN SUPPORT OF HIDEOUT YOUTH ZONE

The global property and infrastructure group, Lendlease, has become a Founder Patron supporter of Manchester’s HideOut Youth Zone, a charity that provides thousands of young people with somewhere to go, something to do and someone to talk to.

Located in Belle Vue, HideOut Youth Zone recently opened its doors to young people aged 8-19 and up to 25 for those with additional needs. It provides a safe and inspiring place for young people to spend their leisure time. And for just 50p per visit, young people can take part in a whole host of activities including indoor climbing, dance, drama, music, media, cooking plus much more. The Youth Zone also has a dedicated enterprise and employability suite where qualified youth workers and local partners provide support for young Mancunians who are not in education, employment or training.

Lendlease has pledged to support the Youth Zone for the next [four] years. Every penny donated by Lendlease will go towards supporting young Mancunians through quality youth work, helping them develop the skills they need to overcome life’s challenges, as well as develop the confidence and resilience they need to succeed.

Paul King, Lendlease’s Managing Director for Sustainability & Social Impact in Europe, said: “HideOut is a superb new facility that will benefit thousands of young Mancunians. Lendlease is very proud to support Youth Zone as we have a clear responsibility to support local people in the communities within which we are privileged to work, and the services that this charity provides have the potential to transform the lives of many young people.”

Lendlease is currently hard at work delivering Manchester’s Town Hall and Albert Square refurbishment programme. The company has also pledged to support the Town Hall project’s delivery of a range of comprehensive social value commitments, which include apprenticeships, work placements for young people, STEM sessions and local employment for Manchester residents.

Adam Farricker, Chief Executive at HideOut Youth Zone said: “We are delighted to welcome Lendlease to our family of founder patrons. We have a shared vision to support young Mancunians to lead healthier, happier and more aspirational lives. By becoming a Founder Patron, Lendlease’s support will provide many young people with the opportunities, services and support they deserve for years to come.”

To find out more about HideOut Youth Zone visit www.hideoutyouthzone.org