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Proudfoot's Funding Boost For Scarborough Charity

Proudfoot's Funding Boost For Scarborough Charity

Published by Karen Liu at 12:00pm 28th January 2020. (Updated at 1:21pm 28th January 2020)

Proudfoot supermarkets has given a funding boost to a Scarborough charity.

Sidewalk Youth Project received a charitable donation of £500 from Proudfoot supermarkets this month to support Sidewalk’s youth steering group, which looks to Scarborough's young people to develop provision for their peers in the local area.

The family-run Proudfoot supermarket group supported the charity through Nisa’s Making a Difference Locally (MADL) charity, which raises funds from the sale of Heritage and Co-op own label products, in addition to funds raised via the four supermarkets’ in-store collecting tins.

Steve Blower, Project Manager at Sidewalk said:

“Sidewalk believes young people are brilliant. The charity is a youth-led movement for change. For 30 years we’ve engaged with young people where they’re at, on the streets of Scarborough. They have learned how marginalised young people flourish and positively transform their community when resourced with supportive relationships, nurturing environments and meaningful responsibility. 

We'd like to invest the funds in Sidewalks youth steering group, which looks to Scarborough's amazing young people to develop provision for their peers in the local area. This steering group is facilitated by staff at Sidewalk Youth Project. 

In the coming year this group expects to develop work with local and borough councils to make sure the voices of the most marginalised young people are heard in the development of youth provision and other services in the area. In addition to this advocacy role, the young steering group also develop and deliver new youth provision directly through Sidewalk.” 

Valerie Aston, director at the Proudfoot Group, added:

“We are delighted to be able to use our Making a Difference Locally funds to support good causes like this in the local area. 

We would like to thank our customers for their continued support, through the in-store collecting tins and purchases of selected products in our stores; as without their support these community donations would not be possible.”

Under the Making a Difference Locally charity, Barrowcliff Breakfast Club has also received a charitable donation of £250 from Proudfoot supermarkets this month to help provide a hot meal for local people in the morning during school holidays.

Barrowcliff Breakfast Club is based at Wreyfield Drive Methodist Church in Scarborough.

Gill Kirby, member of the church and Barrowcliff Breakfast Club volunteer, said:

“Our church is in the middle of the estate - which is one of the most deprived in the country.

We thought it would be mainly families coming to the breakfast club but in fact we feed many different people.

Children up to Year 3 get free school dinners, and breakfasts are also provided in schools, so during the holidays much more money is needed to provide meals, which is why the idea of providing a hot meal arose. 

My daughter, who had the initial idea, works in one of the local schools, and understands the needs of the families.

We serve cereals, fresh fruit, yogurts, toast and preserves, drinks and a hot meal; generally sausages, beans, hash browns and eggs. We also provide jigsaws, newspapers, games, colouring, magazines and lots of people to talk to.”

2019 MADL Barrowcliff Breakfast Club

For more information on Making a Difference Locally visit www.makingadifferencelocally.com or follow @MADLCharity on Facebook or Twitter.

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