Over 40 staff helped to transform local youth centre
Over 40 volunteers from the Hendre Group, gave up their on the 14th & 15th May, to help to transform a Youth Centre near Bridgend as part of ‘Give and Gain’ – the UK’s only national day of employee volunteering.
KPC Youth & Community is a charitable organisation based, which provides a safe and nurturing environment for over 350 young people age 8+ in the Kenfig, Pyle and Cornelly areas of Bridgend.
KPC offer a wide range of diversionary activities, advice, information and support to young people to meet their needs. They also offer alternative curriculum to young people from across the Borough who struggle with mainstream education and help unemployed people of all ages with job searches, motivation, building their esteem and life opportunities through accredited training.
Staff from the Hendre Group, which includes Hafod Housing Association, Hafod Care Association and Hafod Corporate Services carried out improvement works both inside and outside the Centre including installing a new kitchen within the Art Room, brightening up the foyer and activity rooms with new paint, replacing and painting the garden fence, laying bark in the play area and general garden maintenance.
Alison Mawby KPC Project Manager said: “KPC would like to thank all at hendre, and all who donated materials for the Give and Gain project 2015! We were amazed to be selected for this fantastic opportunity to spruce up our centre, and the work surpassed what we’d hoped for! Everyone who took part showed great enthusiasm and commitment to the project (despite awful weather on the Thursday!) and it was amazing what was achieved over the two days. Huge thanks to everyone involved!”
The Hendre Group is very grateful to their many contractors who generously donated materials to support the project. These include Rixon Way (kitchen units) Dulux ICI and Johnsons (paint), Ground Control UK (bark for the play area) and PBM (Property Build Maintenance) Wales Ltd (all fencing materials).