Businessman’s kind act helps Alford youth centre recover from theft

Mark Rowe, Executive Director of Access in Alford thanks Mike Cooper, owner of the Kwik-E-Mark store in the town.
Mark Rowe, Executive Director of Access in Alford thanks Mike Cooper, owner of the Kwik-E-Mark store in the town.

A KIND local businessman has helped to replace goods relied upon by local youths which were stolen by thieves in Alford.

Mike Cooper, owner of Kwik-E-Mart in the town, acted when he heard about the plight of the local ACCess project (Alford Community Church), who saw £1,500 worth of goods stolen by thieves who broke into the Corn Exchange in April.

The youths had only been using the Corn Exchange thanks to the town council after county wide cuts saw their existing youth centre closed.

Mike applied to NISA’s Make a Difference Locally fund, which has so far given out £1million to good causes, who gave £500 to ACCess.

Mark Rowe, of Access, said such kind acts ‘restored your faith in people’.