X

Cookies

Continue We want you to get the most out of using this website, which is why we and our partners use cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to receive these cookies. You can find out more about how we use cookies here.

Saturday, 22 November 2014

Subscriptions  |  evouchers  |  Jobs  |  Property  |  Motors  |  Travel  |  Dating  |  Family Notices

Dreamscheme's plea for cash

If a West Cumbrian charity can find £2,000 by Monday, it will unlock £40,000 to pump into youth services across the area.

Maryport Youth Service, which runs Aspatria’s Dreamscheme, was offered a challenge by the 4 Acre Trust, a Hereford-based charity, to raise £20,000. If it did, the trust promised to match the total.

The challenge was issued in September and the Dreamscheme has so far managed to raise £18,000. It is now appealing for help to collect the remaining amount.

Linda Hunter, Dreamscheme manager, said its success was down to local businesses and people.

She added: “We got a £2,000 donation from a man in Cockermouth who does not want to be named. It is so kind.

“I would love to raise the rest to get the maximum from 4 Acres. We have to submit the application by the end of the month.”

Aspatria Town Council gave the project £2,500 and has added the scheme to its 2012-2014 precept and bedmaker Sealy gave £700.

The youth club, which is open five days a week, offers activities and events for its 150-plus members.

It costs £77,888 a year to run and employs two full-time staff and a part-time youth worker.

To donate, send a cheque to Aspatria Dreamscheme, Youth Centre, Market Square, Aspatria, CA73EZ or visit the Dreamscheme website at www.aspatriadreamscheme.com

Have your say

Be the first to comment on this article!

Make your comment

Your name

Your Email

Your Town/City

Your comment


SHARE THIS ARTICLE

Hot jobs
Search for:

Vote

Was Cumbria County Council right to scrap its plans for on-street parking charges?

Yes - we shouldn't have to pay

No - we'll just end up paying the county in some other way, like council tax

Show Result