Hackney youth charity Skyway needs your vote for slice of £200,000 Comic Relief grant

A Dalston charity which helps vulnerable young people realise their potential needs your votes to maximise its share of a £200,000 grant.

SkyWay has been chosen by Comic Relief to compete for the votes of Netmums parenting website users in an initiative which gives five UK charities the chance to receive up to £80,000 to help transform disadvantaged people’s lives.

The 11-year old charity in Kingsland Road, Haggerston works with 8-25 year olds youth clubs, sports centres, parks, housing estates and on the streets to deliver activities and programmes to help them achieve their personal goals and contribute to the community through social action.

Each charity is guaranteed a proportion of the money, but the amount they receive is determined by the number of votes secured during the voting period which ends on Friday March 21.

Marlon Gayle from SkyWay urged people to get voting.

“Over the past 3 years Comic Relief funding has already helped us to train and develop over 100 young leaders to become peer mentors and qualified coaches,” she said.

“As well as improving their own life chances and providing positive activities the peers act as role models for other young people to aspire to be like.”

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To vote see www.netmums.com.