Talking steps to support young business brains

Terry Maguire - Business for Youth
Terry Maguire - Business for Youth

A ST Helens grandfather has completed a gruelling 106-mile trek to raise crucial funds for his Business for Youth charity.

Terry Maguire hiked all the way from his native Newton-le-Willows to Dinas-Dinlle, near Caernarvon in North Wales, in a bid to raise cash and awareness of youth prospects and unemployment.

Following weeks of training, the 49-year-old businessman set off from Newton early last Thursday morning (April 7).

He walked all the way to Connah’s Quay on day one, to Colwyn Bay on day two and then the final 36 miles to Dinas-Dinlle, near Anglesey, on Saturday (April 9).

Terry set up the Business for Youth charity (BFY) because he believes businesses in St Helens should support young people, particularly those from a poorer background, and encourage their development within a working environment.

As a grandfather, he says he is passionate about the BFY cause.

Together with an “overwhelming response” from many local businesses, Terry is hopeful the positive response will continue and that young people in the area respond to his campaign and get involved too.

Terry said: “I have always wanted to give something back to my community. With the rise of youth unemployment, I believe it is ever more important for local businesses to help out the local young people and give them a purpose in life, and this is where Business for Youth comes in.”

Terry also ran a competition to “Guess the Steps” in partnership with Vimto.

The entrant who gets closest to the total number of steps Terry took on his trek will win loads of Vimto goodies.

To make a donation or to find out more about BFY, e-mail: businessforyouth.nlw@gmail.com