New HQ for charity in Oldham town centre

Date published: 08 August 2020

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MJK, a Christian charity based in Oldham who promote the message of faith through video content and their band Crossfya, has signed a lease on a new building in Oldham town centre which is due to open in September.

The new 3,500 sq ft headquarters will be home to a state-of-the-art sound booth and video recording studio that will be available for hire - potentially so that young people in the area can be trained or make use of the facilities to gain skills to further their futures in the arts. 

MJK CEO Tim Cooke said: “The building is in a great position and is a great size for us to be able to create a usable space for all the technical equipment and hopefully a youth cafe that means we can engage with the young people in the area who need a place to study or just spend time together.

“We hope to be able to utilise our facilities with local charities and initiatives to be able to provide training and opportunities for young people to thrive and learn new skills in an informal setting via our editing suite, recording studio and sound booth. 

“This is a massive step for MJK and we are really excited to be able to expand and reach more people through the new space and additional opportunities that come with being able to branch out.

"We will still be doing school missions, events and music releases with our band Crossfya and hopefully the new space will make that easier for us to navigate. 

“2020 has given us lots of challenges and hurdles to get over, but we are hoping that with the new building and 2021 drawing ever closer that we can hit the ground running and make a real impact then.

"That will come by making use of our new setup, while we are also trying to support schools with potential mental health issues young people may face, especially due to the impact of Covid-19 and lockdown.”

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