YOUNG people across Winsford are gaining the benefits of the information age thanks to a community grant.
Winsford Youth Forum has received £300 towards computer equipment from the Community Award scheme operated by United Co-operatives.
Outgoing forum co-ordinator Jill McQuaid says this generous donation 'started the ball rolling' with others coming forward to boost the organisation's funds until they had £1,200 to spend on two PCs and peripheral equipment, including scanners and a camera split between Wharton Youth Centre and the New Images Youth Centre.
The forum is celebrating its 25th anniversary and Jill said: 'We work with young people and run out-of-school clubs as well as ones for young adults with learning difficulties.
'Everyone is thrilled to get the computers - the youths are using the new PCs to do their homework and write newsletters, they are not there as games machines. With the adults we will be able to use the computers for our Skills For Life courses.'
United Co-operatives' Geoff Simpson said: 'We always choose good causes which we think are doing a very good job in the community and this is the case with Winsford Youth Forum.'