Gosport charity calls on people to support campaign

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  • Motiv8 is looking to extend their Gosport office to help more young people
  • The charity is calling on people to make donations through their Buy a Brick campaign
  • More than £3,000 has already been raised
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THOUSANDS of pounds are needed for a charity that helps young people.

Motiv8 in Gosport has expanded and its current site at Toronto Place is no longer big enough.

But we have grown and we need more space to deliver more services for people who need our support.

Kirsty Cremer

The charity wants to build an extension, costing £75,000.

To help raise the funds, Motiv8 was given a grant of £50,000 from LandAid and it has launched a campaign to help raise the extra cash.

The Buy a Brick campaign has already seen £3,310 donated but the charity, which runs a number of projects and programmes for young people across the Gosport and Fareham areas, is urging more people to help out.

Kirsty Cremer, services manager, said: ‘We’re over the moon with how well the campaign is going but we have a long way to go.

‘Not only do we want to build the extension but we want to turn the current office into a media suite for families and young people.’

The charity, which supports young people in the community, with their education and developing skills, moved to Toronto Place four years ago.

Kirsty added: ‘When we first moved, we never though we would need an extension.

‘But we have grown and we need more space to deliver more services for people who need our support.’

The Buy a Brick campaign asks people to donate £10 and when the extension is built, everyone who donated will be invited to a celebration party. Charlie Adie, Motiv8 chief executive said: ‘Since opening Toronto Place, we have been overwhelmed by the positive response from 
young people and it is this level of need that has made the extension so important. Any support whether buying a brick or sharing this with friends will be fantastic.’

It is hoped the extension work can start at the beginning of next year.

To make a donation, visit their fundraising page at uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fund/Buyabrickformotiv8.

For more information on the charity visit their website at motiv8south.org.uk.