Royal Mahdness

On Tuesday Mahdlo – which has been up and running since its launch in March this year and in that time has acquired more than 2,000 members from the across the diverse range of Oldham youth – was officially opened, with a plaque unveiled by HRH Prince Edward (Prince Charles’ younger bro’ and the Earl of Wessex).

After being greeted by Norman Stoller CBE,  Bill Holroyd, William Lees-Jones, Helen Taylor,  assembled luminaries and dignitaries, councillors and members of the Mahdlo team the prince was taken on a tour of the building where he chatted with the young people enjoying the facilities, after which the official plaque commemorating the visit was revealed.

Price Edward himself noted that “unveiling a plaque may not seem to be the most exciting thing” and asked the assembled audience of young-people for their support adding that “It requires a great deal of skill” and that while he has years of practise it would still help if they make a bit of noise as encouragement as “you only get one chance to open a building, and anything could go wrong” he said testing the cord. Cheers all round.

Great stuff and appropriately Mahd.

Mahdlo is open 7 days a week, 365 days of the year. Menbership ish £5 and 50p entry per session. Not Bahd at all.

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