Hard-working volunteers from south Wales partnership housing developer Lovell redecorated a training room for Maesteg-based charity Yellow Wales – an accommodation, training and support service for young people – during Wales Action Week.
A team of eight members of staff from Lovell spent two days giving a fresh look to the facility at Yellow Wales’ training and skills centre at Ty Llynfi, Llynfi Road, Maesteg.
The Lovell volunteers painted the entire training room and entrance corridor donating both their labour and the decorating materials used. They helped out as part of Wales Action Week (10 to 14 November), an initiative coordinated by the Business in The Community charity. This year’s Action Week focuses on action that business volunteers can take to help prevent homelessness.
Yellow Wales manager Steve Driscoll says: “Yellow Wales supports a broad spectrum of young people but particularly specialises in engaging and supporting youngsters who face significant personal challenges in their lives. We help young people to develop key life skills and gain accredited qualifications, so we are really grateful to Business in the Community and all the volunteers from Lovell for so generously giving of their time, skills and resources to help brighten our premises and make our training room a much more pleasant place to learn in.”
Lovell community liaison officer Bernadette Vickery comments: “Our team thoroughly enjoyed helping out at the training centre and are glad to have been able to make a difference by redecorating the training room. Yellow Wales do fantastic work with young people in South Wales so it’s great to have been able to give them our support through Business in the Community’s Wales Action Week.
“As a company working on community-focused housing projects across the region, we aim to help local organisations wherever possible, including enabling our employees to take time away from their day jobs in order to help out local charities and groups.”
Yellow Wales is a registered charity working with young people who want help in getting into training and work. It aims to give all young people the opportunity to reach their potential, whatever difficult or challenging circumstances they face.