Youths given £17k for new transport

Members of Burnley Boys and Girls Club receive a cheque for �17,600 from Asda for a new minibus (s)
Members of Burnley Boys and Girls Club receive a cheque for �17,600 from Asda for a new minibus (s)

Youngsters from a Burnley youth club have been given more than £17,000 to fund a new minibus.

The cash was donated to Burnley Boys and Girls Club from supermarket Asda’s community fund.

Our youth club support young people’s personal development and evidence shows a clear connection between the development of social and emotional capabilities and positive life outcomes.

John Melvin

Club bosses said the vehicle will be used to transport its members to activities in Burnley and across the North-West.

The cheque was presented to the youngsters by Asda’s community champion Mrs Michelle Holmes, who died suddenly at the supermarket just over a week ago.

Mr John Melvin, from the club, said: “The clubs community groups and member organisations will also benefit from the usage of the new bus. We can also other areas in town and help promote our youth club and community centre. We can also take young people away from their immediate community giving them access to inspiration and enjoyable experiences.

“Our youth club support young people’s personal development and evidence shows a clear connection between the development of social and emotional capabilities and positive life outcomes. The bus will allow us to further offer disadvantaged young people access to a range of new options.

“Having this resource also allows us to offer free or low cost transport to those supporting young people outside of our network so they can take part in alternative activities, especially those outside of the immediate community.

“We cannot thank the Asda Foundation enough for their kind contribution.”