Burleys team supports young people’s wellbeing charity

Burleys is donating time and expertise towards helping young people with mental health, emotional and social issues.

Team leader Craig Smith has been working with Northamptonshire charity Youth Works
which helps teenagers who are struggling with modern life.

It offers counselling and support for children and families, a work readiness programme for young people, alternative education through their its own community college, and a range of extracurricular clubs and activities.

Craig has been helping out with one of the charity’s projects which involves renovating a dilapidated courtyard garden at the William Knibb Community Centre in Kettering and transforming it into a calm and pleasant haven for everyone to enjoy.

Scheme manager John Gardener at William Knibb said: “We are so grateful to Craig who has been helping us with expert advice and lots of practical support and enabling our young people to learn and develop new skills.

“We are so grateful, as even the smallest donation can lead to a significant change in a young person’s circumstances.”

Burleys contract manager Alan Wadsworth added: “We are committed to helping the communities in which we operate by volunteering on projects which will help improve the wellbeing of local residents – and we are delighted to have been asked to help out with this initiative.”