GRAND OPENING OF PORCH PROJECT’S NEW PREMISES
The evening kicked off with a short speech by James Buckle, Chair of the Trustees, who thanked the many people who have helped the Porch Project over the years, particularly mentioning Babergh District Council and the Police and Crime Commissioner, Tim Passmore. He also talked about the phenomenal support from local businesses, charitable trusts and private individuals.
After the official opening, kindly performed by Clare, Countess of Euston, Ben Day, Lead Youth Worker then gave a short introduction to one of the current learning programmes, Venture.
Venture has been a huge success in its pilot year. 30 young people took part in the programme. Many of them had little experience in the outdoors and they showed great resilience and perseverance, learning a host of new skills and gaining in confidence and independence. They were all presented with a certificate by Clare, Countess of Euston.
Ben finished the presentation by saying “Venture 2018 will run for twice the length and have two overnight camps. We have capacity for more people to join the programme and we aim to further expand the skill set and teamwork elements that the pilot programme has instilled”.
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Today Kayleigh joined our youth work team and we're all looking forward to working with her.
The Porch Project is working with DanceEast on a Hadleigh Town Dance Project. Starting Tuesday 20th at our drop-in session and running for 6 weeks.
The Porch Project continues to go from strength to strength and on the evening of Wednesday 24th January our new premises in Hadleigh were officially declared open by The Lord Lieutenant of Suffolk Clare, Countess of Euston.
Our second Installment of Horizons was kindly held at The Lindsey Rose, we were also joined by Stacey Bunn from IBS who will be running money management sessions in conjunction with the Horizons Programme, we started the session by introducing the young people and Staff to one another as well as splitting the young people into two groups.
So, The First Horizons session was a hit!
First off, we need to say a huge thank you to Jim and the staff over at Jim Lawrence for the warm welcome and the hugely engaging guided tour it was a really good experience for the young people as well as Zach and Ben, we had a total of ten young people from both Hadleigh and Great Cornard which was a really great turnout.