Proudfoot Give Funding Boost To Sidewalk Youth Project

Sidewalk Youth Project received a charitable donation of £500 from Proudfoot supermarkets this month to support Sidewalk’s youth steering group, which looks to Scarborough's young people to develop provision for their peers in the local area.

The family-run Proudfoot supermarket group supported the charity through Nisa’s Making a Difference Locally (MADL) charity, which raises funds from the sale of Heritage and Co-op own label products, in addition to funds raised via the four supermarkets’ in-store collecting tins.

Steve Blower, Project Manager at Sidewalk said: “Sidewalk believes young people are brilliant. The charity is a youth-led movement for change. For 30 years we’ve engaged with young people where they’re at, on the streets of Scarborough. They have learned how marginalised young people flourish and positively transform their community when resourced with supportive relationships, nurturing environments and meaningful responsibility.

“We'd like to invest the funds in Sidewalks youth steering group, which looks to Scarborough's amazing young people to develop provision for their peers in the local area. This steering group is facilitated by staff at Sidewalk Youth Project.

“In the coming year this group expects to develop work with local and borough councils to make sure the voices of the most marginalised young people are heard in the development of youth provision and other services in the area. In addition to this advocacy role, the young steering group also develop and deliver new youth provision directly through Sidewalk.” 

Valerie Aston, director at the Proudfoot Group, added: “We are delighted to be able to use our Making a Difference Locally funds to support good causes like this in the local area.

“We would like to thank our customers for their continued support, through the in-store collecting tins and purchases of selected products in our stores; as without their support these community donations would not be possible.”