Almost 200 young people across the Fylde are on course for a brighter future thanks to the generous support of the Beaverbrooks Charitable Trust.

The company has given its backing and a £3,000 boost to an innovative programme delivered by AFC Fylde Community Foundation.

The Early Action Work programme, part of the Foundation’s ground-breaking Positive Pathways scheme – works closely with young people who may be disadvantaged or disengaged in the community, to help support them in making positive life choices.

The funding from Beaverbrooks will enable the Community Foundation to deliver the life-changing programme for a further 12 months and will be used to set up a variety of sports sessions including football, dodgeball, cricket and athletics.

The aim of Early Action Work is to support and encourage the young people to gain the confidence and self-belief to positively express themselves in a constructive environment.  

Foundation Director Tom Hutton is understandably proud of the programme and thankful his team can continue to run it for another year.

He said: “The Early Action Work programme provides great motivation for those young people that may not have had the best start or opportunities in life and as a result may feel disengaged or disadvantaged.

“We are very proud of all that it has achieved, but it is great when others, recognise this and want to support what we are doing. I’m incredibly grateful that Beaverbrooks are helping the Foundation to support these young people and enabling us to continue our positive work.

“With the Early Work Action programme, we are set to work with more than 170 young people over the next 12 months, encouraging positive life changes. It’s a great incentive – for the young people and the Foundation team.”

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