Youth Zone is shaping up

Funders and supporters of East Manchester’s new HideOut Youth Zone have visited the site to see for themselves the progress being made to the £6.6million facility.

Located on Hyde Road, Gorton, HideOut Youth Zone is a brand new charity which aims to inspire Manchester’s young people to lead healthier, happier, more aspirational lives through quality activities and youth work and is set to benefit thousands of young people.

The charity’s supporters were invited to see the progress on-site and enjoy a guided tour inside the Youth Zone. 

Guests were welcomed on-site by the charity’s Chair, Joanne Whittaker before hearing from local businessman Fred Done, who donated £6million towards the charity’s capital costs.

Set to open in spring 2020, HideOut Youth Zone will provide young people between the ages of eight to 19 (and 25 for those with additional needs), with a safe and inspiring place to enjoy more than 20 activities per night at a cost of £5 per year and only 50p per visit.

HideOut will include an indoor climbing wall, 3G kick pitch, sports hall, training kitchen, martial arts studio, fully equipped gym, dance and drama studio, health and well-being room, skate park, enterprise and employability suite.

At the end of the guided tour, guests heard from James Plant, a member of HideOut’s young people’s development group, who thanked them for supporting the Youth Zone.

HideOut will become part of the OnSide Youth Zones network which currently welcomes over 50,000 young people per year to 13 Youth Zones across the country - including Oldham’s Mahdlo Youth Zone.

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