We’re changing lives

December 20th, 2017

Six young Teesside people are learning new skills after starting apprenticeships made possible by a £137,000 donation the Foundation.

Our charity is fully funding five construction apprenticeships and one in housing administration at Community Campus ’87, a Teesside social enterprise dedicated to converting disused properties into houses for the homeless.

Simon Virth, service manager for Community Campus, said: “These apprenticeships simply wouldn’t exist without the Philanthropic Foundation’s funding.

“The funding has created opportunities for these young people, giving them a trade and hopefully creating long-term jobs for them – without doubt the Foundation’s support is life-changing.”

The apprentices we’re supporting are 19-year-olds Sam Kenny and Joel Pickford, 20-year-old Jack Milburn, Shannon Bell , 18, Martin Jones, 24, and 16-year-old James Welsh.

Foundation patron Jayne Stephenson paid a visit to one of the homes the apprentices are helping to refurbish in Stockton to meet some of the young people whose lives we’re helping to change.

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