Langtree out on the grid for Warrington Youth Zone

A team of budding Lewis Hamilton’s from Warrington-headquartered property company Langtree has taken to the track to mark its support for Warrington Youth Zone – almost a year after the popular facility opened its doors.

Eighteen drivers faced off on the grid at Teamsport’s Warrington Go-Karting racetrack on Slutchers Lane in a team-building event come mini-fundraiser.

The team raised £500 amongst themselves, with Jonathan Mcilhinney, group senior property manager emerging as the overall winner.

“We’re a founding patron of the Youth Zone but we are always looking at other ways that we can support the Youth Zone, both financially and otherwise, and this was just a great way for us to mix some downtime with our team together with that commitment to helping the Youth Zone,” said Langtree chief operating officer Malcolm Jackson.

The charity provides over twenty activities every single day for young people aged 7 – 19 (up to 25 with additional needs) from its base on Dallam Lane.  These include film and multi-media courses, cooking and life skills and boxing and martial arts.  In its first year the Youth Zone team has:

  • Signed up 7,864 members
  • Attracted 55,527 visits
  • Helped an average of 300 young people per day
  • Recruited 111 team members
  • Mentored 20 Young Leaders through a team of 120 volunteers who have kindly donated their time

Commenting on its success, Paul Griffiths from the Youth Zone said:

“This is a great example of how Warrington’s corporate community has embraced what we do and how we add value to the town’s young people.  The number of volunteers speaks for itself, and we’re keen to encourage more people to pitch in and support us.”

Langtree group chief executive John Downes sits on the board of Warrington Youth Zone and said: “This is one of the most significant charities in the town and worthy of all our support. Its impact is remarkable, and we will continue to support it how we can, and we’d encourage other businesses to look to see how they can help it achieve its aims.”

Find out more about how you can support Warrington Youth Zone by clicking here.