Volunteers Week: Cadent help spruce up local YMCA

Helping our community

Cadent volunteers have helped make a difference to the lives of young people by volunteering with the YMCA Coventry and Warwickshire, which provides a range of services to meet the needs of local young people aged 16 to 25 years old. The YMCA offers support, mentoring, accommodation and opportunities for personal development, helping the youngsters play an active and fulfilling role within their communities.

The Cadent volunteers have helped spruce up The Haggard Centre, a local community hub which offers youngsters a place where they can meet and enjoy social and learning activities.

A fresh lick of paint was given to the communal areas of the Centre, which has helped bring the rooms back to life.

Cadent Contract Portfolio Manager Jessica Allen was one of the volunteers

She said: “It meant a lot to many people and it was great to work for a centre that helps deprived communities, children and young people.  We had a great time working together to achieve a goal; and now we appreciate things that are generally taken for granted in the working life.”

Holly Devaney, Youth Work Co-ordinator for YMCA commented: “The team have made a huge difference to our space within the Haggard Centre. They got stuck in straight away and went above and beyond to make the space nice and genuinely seemed interested in the work the YMCA. We would absolutely love to work with the team again.”

#VolunteersWeek20 and https://ymca-cw.org.uk/

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