Cash will fund pioneering project with youngsters

Young people and Darren Bloodworth (L) and David Lee Corporate Advisers at the Co-operative's South Yorkshire Corporate Banking Centre
Young people and Darren Bloodworth (L) and David Lee Corporate Advisers at the Co-operative's South Yorkshire Corporate Banking Centre
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A PROJECT to reduce prejudice against young people with learning disabilities has been given a cash boost – thanks to a crown green bowls tournament.

Staff from the Co-operative Bank in Balm Green, Sheffield, presented charity Mencap with a cheque for £1,200 raised at the event.

The tournament was won by staff from accountancy firm Hawson Jeffries and the money will be used to launch a project called Inspire Me.

Mencap staff will work with young people with learning disabilities, parents, carers and communities to try to reduce prejudice and exclusion.

The new programme will provide activities and training for young people aged 16-25 and offer volunteering and employment opportunities.

Darren Bloodworth, from Co-operative Bank, said: “It was an excellent opportunity to network with other local organisations in a relaxed environment, whilst raising over £1,200 to help fund Mencap’s exciting new project.