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Cloud service provider, ANS Group has pledged to become a Founder Patron of East Manchester’s HideOut Youth Zone, making it the first company to become a supporter of both Youth Zones in the city.

Set to open in Gorton in Spring 2020, HideOut Youth Zone will provide thousands of young people from East Manchester with somewhere to go, something to do and someone to talk to.

Manchester-headquartered, ANS Group were inspired to support the new HideOut Youth Zone after seeing first-hand the incredible difference Manchester Youth Zone (formerly The Factory) has made to the lives of young people in Harpurhey.

By becoming a Founder Patron of HideOut Youth Zone, ANS Group has joined a special family of individuals and organisations who together will ensure the new Youth Zone opens with a first-class offer for thousands of young people.

Building on the success of Manchester Youth Zone, HideOut Youth Zone expects to reach a further 3,000 young people aged 8-19 and up to 25 for those with additional needs, within 12 months of opening.

HideOut Youth Zone will be open whenever school is closed, it will offer over 20 activities at every session, providing a safe and inspiring place for young people to develop new skills, realise their talents and achieve their goals.

Currently under construction on Hyde Road, the new state-of-the-art Youth Zone will include an indoor climbing wall, 3G kick pitch, skate park, fully equipped gym, dance and drama studio, music room with recording studio and radio booth, a training kitchen, four court sports hall and much more.

Paul Shannon, CEO of ANS Group said: “ANS Group is delighted to support both HideOut Youth Zone and Manchester Youth Zone. With an expected combined membership of over 6,000 young people, we know our support will go a long way to change the lives of young people from all parts of the city, for years to come.”

Joanne Whittaker, Chair of HideOut Youth Zone said: “A huge thank you to ANS Group for making this incredible commitment to young Mancunians. We are delighted they have become a Founder Patron and share in our vision to provide the very best opportunities for East Manchester’s young people.”

To find out more about supporting HideOut Youth Zone email