On Christmas Eve, Inspire Youth Zone, in Chorley, will be inviting local children and young people, who for most Christmas is just another incredibly difficult day, to join them for their own (covid secure) Christmas experience.  From a socially distant Santa, a sack full of presents, festive games, and food parcels, and an extra special Christmas Eve parcel packed full of PJ's, hot chocolate, and treats, Inspire's Christmas will help to spread some festive cheer and make Christmas a little better.

Progress Housing Group, a Founding Patron of the youth zone, is supporting the appeal by donating £100 to help buy presents for young people who might not otherwise receive one this Christmas.

Jacqui De Rose, Progress Housing Group, Chief Executive, said: "We are proud to be a Founding Patron of Inspire Youth Zone, sharing in the vision of transforming the lives of young people in Chorley and surrounding areas.

"This year, more families than ever face a very challenging time due to lockdown restrictions and additional financial strains. Inspire's Operation Festive Cheer appeal will help bring young people together to celebrate Christmas and make it memorable for the right reasons."

Karen Hunter, Head of Fundraising at Inspire Youth Zone, said: "We know that sharing the Christmas spirit amongst young people will be more important than ever this year.

"Therefore, we are asking people to help us sprinkling some magic to children and young people for whom 2020 has been especially difficult. From buying a small gift, joining our #HolidayHunger appeal, or creating a monthly donation that will help us support young people throughout next year, there are many ways people can make a difference to a young person this Christmas and in the New Year.

"Thank you to Progress Housing Group for their donation and helping us to make Christmas happier for children who otherwise might not have had a Christmas to look forward to.




About Inspire Youth Zone

Inspire Youth Zone is a community charity investing in thousands of young people in Chorley and surrounding areas.

Open when schools are closed, Inspire provides an inspirational environment for more than 5,000 local young people and, for some, is a critical lifeline.

Check out the full range of activities on offer at Inspire, from sports and arts to music, drama, and employability workshops at https://www.inspireyouthzone.org/about-inspire/