A MYSTERY donor is set to match all donations received or pledged to Mahdlo Youth Zone by October 31.

The charity which is based on Egerton Street and operates across Oldham is aiming to raise £50,000.

The announcement was made by Mahdlo's chief executive Lucy Lees at the charity's first face to face Business Breakfast networking event with guest speaker Mark Adlestone the chairman of Beaverbrooks.

Lucy said: “A huge thanks to the donor, who does not wish to be named, for this incredible gesture. If we reach £50,000 pledged by local businesses and members of the community this will mean an investment of £100,000 into the future of Oldham’s young people.”

Fundraising manager Claire Crossfield added: “Whatever people can spare will make such a difference. Whether you donate the funds yourself or raise them by taking on a personal challenge, organising an event it really doesn’t matter, every penny will be doubled.”

To donate or pledge support to Mahdlo contact Claire on fundraising@mahdloyz.org