The Beaminster branch of Mayfair has announced Beaminster Youth Club as their charity of the year, and will be donating £50 for every property sold in 2017.
Beaminster Youth Club is a charity that was formed last year, to replace the existing organisation when Dorset County Council made the decision to cease funding for youth clubs in the county.
The aim of the charity is to provide a place for young people aged 8-17 to meet, socialise, have fun and gain new experiences and training, and is a vital facility for the young rural community where public transport is at a minimum.
As a charity, one of their biggest struggles is fundraising; the club pays rent for the use of their building and employs a number of qualified youth workers. Most importantly, funds are required to be able to continue to run and build on the activities and training on offer.
The donations made by Mayfair Town & Country will enable more of these opportunities for the young people of Beaminster and the surrounding areas.
Gil Streets from Beaminster Youth Club said: “The trustees and the staff are all very grateful to Mayfair Town and Country for the generous offer to fund the club in this way. It will enable us to extend the range of opportunities we can offer to young people. The first call on the money from Mayfair Town and Country will be to pay staff to run Activity Days during the school holidays.“
Last year, Mayfair Town & Country raised approximately £5,919 for charity through fundraising, and contributed a financial donation of £14,301 to further support local causes.