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Businesses invited to support a new youth space for Trowbridge

Trowbridge Future is challenging local businesses to raise £100 to support our ambition to create a dedicated youth space for young people in Trowbridge.

We provide free, professionally led evening youth sessions for children and young people in Trowbridge and the surrounding area. Demand for places has outgrown our current locations in Seymour and Studley Green, and activities are restricted by limited space.

“Trowbridge doesn’t currently have a central dedicated youth space and we are fundraising to be able to expand our free services to support a greater number of young people and run a wider number of activities,” said Deborah McLean, Youth Manager at Trowbridge Future.

“Our goal is to help more young people to reach their full potential.”

Young people attending Trowbridge Future youth sessions value the chance to make friendships out of school, enjoy planned activities in a safe space and build positive relationships with professional youth workers.

The £100 Business Challenge invites local firms to have some fun raising money for the charity. Businesses can fundraise in any way they choose, and are entered into a friendly leader board against other local businesses to see who can raise the most money by the end of October.

"We’ve been thrilled by the response of local business people who are already signed up to physical challenges, football matches, cake bakes and other ideas," said Deborah. "We’re incredibly grateful for their enthusiasm and their commitment to providing safe and engaging youth spaces for our young people."

On Thursday 19 October Tom Porter, from Thomas Porter Wealth Management, has pledged to cycle 100km on his home bike in aid of Trowbridge Future.

“I’m no cyclist so this feels like quite a big challenge for me!” said Tom Porter. “Trowbridge Future provide amazing free youth sessions that are really enjoyed by young people but they’ve literally run out space. So I’m doing my bit to help them create a bigger safe space for more young people in our town. I’m hoping to finish in under four hours and 30 minutes – any donations will be hugely helpful in keeping me going!”

Companies on board so far include Mark M Coombs & Associates (Coombs Shooting Simulator), Tesco, Alert Systems, Trowbridge & Westbury Ford,

Islington Motors, Ewe Move Estate Agents, Stone Developments, Thomas Porter Wealth Management and Katie Lifts Personal Trainer.

THG Labs, Sue Jefferies and Sash Windows & General Carpentry have made donations to support the challenge.

To talk to the Trowbridge Future team about signing up to the challenge, or making a donation, please email us or visit Local Giving.

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