Mulalley is helping to build a brighter Future for Barking and Dagenham’s young people, becoming the latest Founder Patron for the borough’s OnSide Youth Zone, contributing towards the facility’s annual running costs.

Barking and Dagenham Youth Zone, which was named ‘Future’ by local young people, is being developed by the national charity OnSide, in partnership with Barking and Dagenham Council, the Queen’s Trust, the Jack Petchey Foundation and the Seroussi Foundation via Vista Jersey and UBS Optimus Foundation, who have together contributed towards the £6.5million construction costs.

The Youth Zone will cost £1.3million per year to run with OnSide raising that through businesses in the private sector, such as Mulalley, and philanthropic contributions who come onboard as Founder Patrons.

Future Youth Zone Chief Executive Gavin Evans said: “We are absolutely delighted to welcome Mulalley to our Founder Patron family and thank them on behalf of the young people of Barking and Dagenham for playing such a vital role in offering them a world class facility. We have fantastic group of funders behind us who are so excited about what Future Youth Zone will bring to the borough and would be delighted to hear from anyone else who can support the Youth Zone.”

The Youth Zone will boast a wide array of world-class facilities and activities from sports in the four-court sports hall, martial arts room and 3G kick pitch; to art, drama, music, cooking and enterprise and employability opportunities.

Mulalley Director Eamon O’Malley said: “Mulalley is always keen to give back to the communities where we are working and is delighted to be a Founder Patron of this fantastic project.  Barking and Dagenham’s local young people will hugely enjoy these world-class facilities.”

Over the coming months, Future Youth Zone will be recruiting its 50-strong staff team and army of 100 volunteers. To find out more, visit www.futureyouthzone.orgor email enquiries@futureyouthzone.org

Mulalley is currently working with the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham on a variety of projects including Fire Risk Improvements, residential conversions and new build housing projects on the Leys Phase 2, Ilchester Road and North Street.

 

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