Fix Auto Manchester steps up charity support

Fix Auto Manchester East has underscored its ESG credentials by supporting a community project in Oldham set up to help children, teenagers and young people with disabilities.

It has become a patron for three years of Mahdlo Youth Zone, which has 96 volunteers providing support services seven days a week and this is hoping to raise £1.6m.

James Gore, managing director for Fix Auto Manchester East, said: “We are based right in the heart of Oldham and have extremely close links throughout the community. Mahdlo Youth Zone is a phenomenal movement that helps and supports young people from all walks of life. To be able to support it and be an official patron is an honour.”

Michelle Gibbons, Mahdlo’s Corporate Partnerships and Engagement Fundraiser, says: “As the cost of living continues to impact on the nation, and with many families in Oldham feeling the pinch, support from the business community helps us to reduce some of the pressures our members and their families are experiencing.

“Almost 75% of Mahdlo members come from the most deprived areas of the borough, which is in the top 10 of the most deprived areas in the country, so every penny of the donations we receive is going to those who need it the most.”