Going Mad for Mahdlo

Jack Simpson

Head of Marketing and Communications

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Mahdlo’s launch is just around the corner and we’re getting pretty excited about it. Web Applications has supported the project from an early stage and has been rewarded with tickets to the VIP launch tomorrow, Friday 16th March.

If you have a keener eye than I do, you will have already noticed that Mahdlo is Oldham spelled backwards. This is symbolic of the goal to turn Oldham on his head, to stop the on-going marginalisation of young people in the Oldham area.

The Mahdlo Youth Zone is based on a successful model – Bolton Lads’ and Girls’ Club. Our Chief Executive, Craig Dean had the pleasure of visiting the Club in Bolton so he’s very keen to see how the Oldham version matches up!

The VIP launch is set to take place tomorrow afternoon with a tour of the building, presentations and performances by young people.

The Young People’s Launch Party takes place a day later on Saturday 17th March which will feature a performance by Manchester’s urban superstar Burga Boy! Local freestyle footballer Craig Corey, Manchester’s DJ Silver and a guest presenter from Revolution Radio will also make an appearance. Unfortunately for us, this launch is restricted to those aged 8-21 only!

We’ve been tracking the progress of Mahdlo in some of our previous blogs so if you’ve been keeping up to date you’ll be as eager as we are to see how the launch goes. We’ll be sure to report back after the launch and what is set to be a significant weekend for the youth of Oldham.