Millwood Servicing Ltd, in its 27th year, are celebrating yet again by giving back to the local community.
By partnering with OnSide’s newest addition Legacy and donating £75,000 to support Croydon’s young people, family run and owned & Disability Confident Employer – Millwood Servicing Ltd has made an incredible commitment to donate £25,000 per year for three years to Croydon’s Legacy Youth Zone, making them the latest Founder Patron of the charity.
Locally based Millwood Servicing Ltd who are an independent award winning Fire-safety Engineering SME, was inspired to become a Founder Patron of Legacy Youth Zone after discovering how the new Youth Zone, will support even more young people to lead healthier, happier, more aspirational lives.
Recently constructed and opened in September 2019, just north of central Croydon, Legacy Youth Zone is a £6.5 million purpose-built youth facility, which is providing members with access to an indoor climbing wall, sports hall, fully equipped gym, arts & crafts studio, music room with recording studio, training kitchen, 3G kick pitch, dance & drama studio, and much more – all for just £5 annual membership and 50p per visit.
As a Founder Patron of the charity, Millwood Servicing Ltd has pledged to donate £25,000 to Legacy each year for the next three years, which will go directly towards supporting thousands of young people from Croydon to meet new people, develop their skills, experience new opportunities and enjoy their leisure time in a safe and inspiring environment.
The Youth Zone will also work with partner organisations to deliver enterprise and employability workshops which will help get young people into education, employment or training.
Legacy Youth Zone is being delivered in partnership with OnSide Youth Zones and Croydon Council, and the charity is supported by several local businesses and philanthropists who have a vested interest in Croydon.
Legacy Youth Zone has been very popular with local young people with 5,500 members already signed up. It is the third OnSide Youth Zone that opened last year in London and the first in South London. The OnSide Youth Zones network currently welcomes over 50,000 members across 13 Youth Zones in Croydon, Barnet, Barking and Dagenham, Bolton, Carlisle, Blackburn, Oldham, Wigan, Manchester, Wolverhampton, Wirral, Warrington and Chorley.
Time to Change Champion for MIND – Matt Wood, CEO and co- owner of Millwood Servicing Ltd said “Since 1993, Millwood Servicing have built our business on our four core family values including creating a footprint for the next generation and succession planning for all our staff currently and to come. We are passionate about investing in our people and their skills ensuring all employees can fulfill their individual potential, to empower and dream big.
As a Founder Partner we now have the opportunity and privilege to invest in our local youth and in doing so, help create a brighter future for the young persons of today so that they may live in the best possible society in the future. We believe OnSide’s Legacy Youth Zone will make a tremendous difference to the lives of young people by providing them with somewhere to go, something to do and someone to talk to and we look forward to seeing our community flourish as a result. We are excited, delighted and can’t wait to be united with everyone at On Side’s Legacy and we hope that this is just the start of a truly inspirational journey.”
Nick Sleep, Chair of Legacy Youth Zone, said: “A huge thank you to Millwood Servicing for choosing to become a Founder Patron of Legacy Youth Zone. Together with support from the private sector we are creating a legacy for Croydon’s young people, ensuring they receive the opportunities, services and support they need and deserve, for generations to come.”
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