SALFORD Lads Club have launched a crowdfunding campaign to fund new sports and arts projects focused towards young people.

The club was set up in 1903 to try and offer kids an alternative to hanging around the streets across Salford. It also aimed to give gangs a safer and positive alternative through music and sports activities.

With their work through volunteering, they have remained the longest running club of its kind. Their legacy has continued and with formulating projects they have helped many young people across Greater Manchester deter from crime.

They have started a crowdfunding campaign where people can donate to help build a new sport/art projects aimed at young people.

So far they have raised over £5000 and they are only just over £2000 away from reaching their stretch goal of £7900.

Salford Lads Club Campaign: “Money Changes Everything”

The newest Salford Lads Club campaign is called “Money Changes Everything” and the money raised will go towards selecting a sports leader for a year.

Many are already backing the campaign including radio presenter Clint Boon and lead singer of the Charlatans, Tim Burgess.

If the target is reached then BBC’s Comic Relief will double the money raised, which is a potential £15,000. Reaching this sum of money means they will be able to fund more activities and start new projects.

The club are offering “Money Changes Everything” merchandise to people who donate. Tote bags go to those who donate £30 or more and limited edition t-shirts for those over £60.

The campaign runs until November 29th and is the deadline for the money to be raised. With ten days to go, they have raised an amazing £5,000 and are getting close to reaching their end target.

“Most of our seniors have 600 years of experience volunteering between them and we would love to see University of Salford students get involved with the club. Through this they can build on skills and help with fun upcoming sports and music projects.” – Leslie Holmes, Project Manager of Salford Lads Club

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