The new Mahdlo centre for young people in Oldham and Saddleworth is set to open next month. Sport, music, dance, art and fitness facilities will all be available at the town centre site, which is expected to be in action from 19 March.
The aim of Mahdlo is to provide young people with the opportunity to have access to a top quality, safe and affordable place to spend their leisure time. It also aims to make a ‘real difference’ to young people by providing opportunities to learn new skills, meet new friends and achieve their potential.
Last year’s Saddleworth Show helped raise a welcome £2,500 for the project, which has cost a total of £5m. Other money has come from a variety of sources including Oldham Council, and local businesses and patrons.
Claire Crossfield, Mahdlo’s Deveoplment Manager, told Saddleworth News that even though the site is in Oldham town centre, youngsters from our area will be more than welcome. She said: “Madhlo will offer young people in Saddleworth, with somewhere to go, something to do and someone to talk to. Many of our patrons are from Saddleworth so it’s important that Saddleworth’s young people do get involved.”
Claire added: “There are a variety of clubs you can get involved with, you just have to choose which one suits you best.”
Mahdlo, which is Oldham spelt backwards, is expected to run as many as 25 different activites every day, and will be open whenever schools around the borough are closed. It will cost £5 each year for a membership, and a further 50p for every session.
For more about Mahdlo, click here.