YMCA Trinity Group is delighted to announce that it won the prestigious award at the Suffolk High Sheriff Awards 2019 for its Rebuilding Broken Lives project in Suffolk.
As part of the project, YMCA runs CYPS Houses, a programme which focuses on supporting and offering accommodation to 16 to 17-year-olds in care for up to two years. Last year, YMCA supported around 50 young people.
Collecting the award on behalf of YMCA Trinity Group, Tash Wightman, Accommodation Team Leader said, “I feel so proud to be able to collect this award alongside so many other worthy winners. The vast majority of young people come to us as they have nowhere else to go, or family to support them. We help them rebuild their lives with day to day life skills, getting them back into education and supporting them with drug and alcohol issues. We would like to thank every member of our team who has helped make this happen through all their hard work. I would also like to thank High Sheriff George Vestey for his support over the last year.”
The awards ceremony took place on the evening of Thursday 28 March 2019 at Wherstead Park which Tash Wightman attended together with Lindsey Bartlett, Senior Engagement Officer at YMCA Trinity Group.
The Voluntary Organisation of the Year Award was sponsored by Birketts Solicitors.
YMCA Trinity Group is a part of a federation of 113 independent YMCAs, forming the oldest and largest youth charity in the world.
If you are interested in making a donation or volunteering for YMCA Trinity
Group please visit https://ymcatrinitygroup.org.uk/