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Cash Bonanza For Youth Counselling Charity

25 Sep 2012

A counselling charity that supports youngsters in Harlow has received a £1500 cash injection from the Stansted Community Fund, part of the BAA Communities Trust.

The Young Concern Trust (YCT), which provides a valuable listening service for the over fives, will use the grant to train more volunteers and develop an outdoor activities programme designed to tackle a range of emotional health and well-being issues for young people.

Robert Locke, Director of the YCT, said:

"We are so grateful to the Stansted Community Fund for help with this project. Outdoor activities work really makes a difference to the well-being of those who take part. Making this available to more children and young people is a priority for YCT and it supports all of the other work we do in Harlow’s schools and the wider community."

YCT has been supporting troubled young people from challenging backgrounds in Harlow for over 20 years and is now working more widely in Essex and East Hertfordshire.  The charity offers one-to-one counselling and therapeutic group work in anger management, motivation and self-esteem.

Speaking on behalf of the Stansted Community Fund, Marcella M'Rabety, Stansted Airport's Corporate Social Responsibility Manager, said:

"Through the excellent work of the Stansted Community Fund, we're delighted the airport can support this very worthwhile educational project that will clearly benefit young children within Harlow primary schools."

London Stansted Airport provides donations to local charities and good causes through the Stansted Community Fund, part of BAA Communities Trust; the Stansted Airport Passenger Community Fund and the Stansted Airport Community Trust Fund. In 2011, the airport invested £313,000 through these funds into community initiatives across the East of England.

More information on how to apply for a community donation can be found by visiting the website, www.stanstedairport.com.

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