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Giving something back to the young people

PUBLISHED: 14:39 06 March 2008 | UPDATED: 11:18 11 August 2010

Jack Petchey (middle) handing over the cheque

Jack Petchey (middle) handing over the cheque

A MASSIVE new development to help young people in Barking has been named after a generous benefactor who donated £150,000 to the project. The Jack Petchey Foyer building is being built in Wakering Road and is already beginning to dominate the town s skyli

A MASSIVE new development to help young people in Barking has been named after a generous benefactor who donated £150,000 to the project.

The Jack Petchey Foyer building is being built in Wakering Road and is already beginning to dominate the town's skyline.

It will have flats for 116 disadvantaged young people. And as well as a roof over their heads they will also get tailored support and training programmes.

After the substantial donation from the Jack Petchey Foundation it will now be named the Jack Petchey Foyer.

Last week Mr Petchey presented the cheque to David Chesterton, managing director of East Potential, the charity responsible for the project.

Mr Petchey said: "I think we all have a responsibility to give something back to society's young people, but equally the young people must also make a contribution. It should be everyone's responsibility to give something back."

Cllr Fred Barns, Mayor of Barking and Dagenham, and Cllr Jeanne Alexander, Executive member for education, were also present.


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