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Maidstone bowling centre teams up with children’s charity Young Lives Foundation for bowling tournament

PUBLISHED: 13:44 08 May 2017 | UPDATED: 13:44 08 May 2017

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The charity is celebrating its 10th year

Hollywood Bowl Maidstone have announced a partnership with children’s charity Young Lives Foundation.

The foundation undertakes both short and long-term projects designed to assist vulnerable and disadvantaged children and young people, including mentoring programmes, day and overnight trips and skills training.

This year, the charity is celebrating 10 years of assisting young people in the Maidstone area.

Karen Knight, communications co-ordinator for the charity, said: “YLF are deligthed to be partnering with the bowling club in this very special anniversary year.

“The benefits this partnership will bring to a wide range of local children is invaluable and will help us reach so many more - and do more - for the increasing number of disadvantaged children in our community.”

The bowling centre, based in the Lockmeadow Complex, will undertake fundraising activities throughout the year and promote the work of the foundation.

Manager of the centre, Law Martin, said: “For us, ti feels like a very natural fit. We pride ourselves on creating positive energy and happy memories, especially for children and families, and the work the YLF do is all about ensuring young people receive the positivity and support they need. We couldn’t be happier to name them our official charity of the year.”

The partnership was launched by the centre on March 10, with the start of the YLF Bowling Tournament.

The competition features teams representing Maidstone companies including Gravity, Evans Sysle, Odeon, O2, Sports Direct and Maidstone United Football Club.

Fundraising activities including a raffle and silent auction, will run alongside the tournament, which culminates at the Grand Final on June 7.

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