Local charity helps young people gain valuable skills

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Residents of Lynch Close enjoy their Christmas lunch at the Walnut Tree Inn. Photo by George Jeans
Residents of Lynch Close enjoy their Christmas lunch at the Walnut Tree Inn. Photo by George Jeans

Retired residents from Lynch Close, Mere, recently celebrated Christmas with a meal at The Walnut Tree Inn. Transport was provided by a minibus that was supplied by Seeds for Success, a local youth organisation, and the minibus was driven by local councillor, George Jeans.

Seeds4Success is a youth work charity based in Mere, which provides opportunities for personal and social development for young people living in South West Wiltshire. They run open access youth clubs, targeted programmes for those with additional needs and functional skills programmes focusing on literacy and numeracy, helping them develop skills towards employment and giving back to their local communities. A recent project has been collecting ash trees felled because of ash dieback disease and chopping them into logs. These logs will be delivered to those in their communities suffering from fuel poverty.

One young participant has achieved a food and hygiene certificate, a first aid certificate and a strimming certificate. All because the S4S team have the time and dedication to organise the courses. He has work experience because he has been at S4S, improving his chances of work as a young disabled person. With the S4S team’s assistance, He got his first part time job, which he has held for over a year.

For more information about Seeds for Success, go to www.seeds4success.org.uk

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