We are delighted to announce that Allied Protek has become the latest business to support the young people of Grimsby by becoming a Founder Patron of Horizon Youth Zone.
The state-of-the-art centre, named Horizon by Grimsby’s young people, is being delivered by the national charity OnSide, which has created a network of Youth Zones across the country.
It will be open seven days a week, offering young people aged between eight and 19 (or 25 for those with additional needs) over 20 activities every session. Facilities will include an indoor climbing wall, dance and drama studio, fully-equipped gym, skate park, training kitchen, music room with recording studio, arts and crafts area, enterprise and employability suite, a boat house and much more. Alongside a wide range of activities, youth workers will be available to offer advice and support to those who need it.
Allied Protek is joining the Youth Zone’s growing family of Founder Patrons who will all contribute to the charity’s annual running costs, ensuring it can give young people the very best opportunities.
“We decided to support the Youth Zone in Grimsby to empower the youngest members of our community and invest in their future. With Grimsby being my hometown, this project is particularly close to my heart and I’m proud to be a part of the town’s regeneration, that will create jobs and training opportunities.
At Allied Protek, we’ve always been passionate about nurturing young talent, having taken many apprentices and graduates onboard over the years. I believe that Horizon Youth Zone will help inspire a new generation of engineers and tradesmen, driving economic growth, closing the skills gap and harnessing the transformative impact of exciting new industries for direct local benefit.”
– Paul Wilson, Capital Projects Director of Allied Protek
“I’d like to say a huge thank-you to Paul and his team for their generous support and for investing in the next generation of local young people. Horizon Youth Zone will provide the very best facilities, support and opportunities – it will be the place that the town’s young people deserve and the support of our local businesses is essential to its success.”
– Jason Stockwood, Horizon Youth Zone interim chair
You can find out more about the charity and our support on Horizon Youth Zone website.