A local organisation, Skidz, based at Unit 7, Thorpe Way, Banbury, was set up to help young people in Banbury learn the fundamentals of motor mechanics. It serves 12 to 19 year olds, and more than 600 students use the facilities available at Skidz each year.
As a charity, Skidz relies heavily on funding from grants and donations to enable them to continue. But more recently due to shortages of funds, there is a possibility that the charity may need to close.
There are many ways to get a good grounding in mechanical engineering - college and apprenticeships being two of them; both of these are valid of course. But what about young people who have a hidden mechanical gift? Skidz is for them, as they do not require any merit (apart from remaining safe) to get involved.
Skidz members can enter industry based on their experience.
It doesn't take many small businesses to contribute a small amount to keep Skidz going. Please contact the charity now to see how you can club together to keep the foundation of Banbury's motor heritage alive.
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