30 January 2023

NWH Group partners with Youth 2000 project to support local youngsters to flourish

NWH Group partners with Youth 2000 project to support local youngsters to flourish

As part of our commitment to support the social, economic, and environmental well-being of our communities, we have partnered with a charity local to our head office, Mayfield and Easthouses Youth 2000 (Y2K).

This charity was selected from a shortlist of ten for the admirable, long-term commitment that it’s shown to the local communities. We kick-started this partnership with an initial donation of £1,500 to support the supply of hot meals to the project’s users.

Lyndsey Ritchie at Y2K, said: “We’re extremely grateful for all the support we’re receiving from The NWH Group. Y2K aims to support local young people to feel happy, healthy and valued members of their communities and this donation will contribute to ensuring this can continue to happen. It’s been excellent to see members of The NWH team volunteering within our busy evening drop-in services and the young people have thoroughly enjoyed meeting them all.”

Nicola Williams, Sales and Marketing Director at The NWH Group said: “We’re on a mission to change our industry for the benefit of the planet and are completely committed to creating a sustainable future by improving the social, economic, and environmental wellbeing of our local communities. We have various charitable initiatives running this year and are delighted to be able to support Y2K with the fantastic work it does with local youngsters encouraging them to be healthy, happy, safe and confident.

“Not only have we committed to financially support the initiative, but we want to work in partnership with Y2K to raise awareness of its work throughout our communities. This is a fantastic initiative, and we don’t want any youngster to miss out due to the lack of publicity and knowledge that such an organisation exists.”

Jade Gillespie, Sales Ledger at The NWH Group, has been with the business for 15 years and enjoyed time at Y2K in her teenage years. She applied for an office junior job at NWH following a recommendation from Y2K to pursue a career there. Jade has returned to the project this week to see how NWH could best support the project now. Feeling a little nostalgic after her visit, she said: “Growing up in Mayfield, there wasn’t a huge amount of choice of activities and Y2K offered us a safe place to go to meet friends and socialise. It’s an invaluable resource in the area, and I’m glad to be in the position where I can revisit this project and see how much its flourished and is supporting so many more local kids like me.”

The Y2K project aims to support and encourage young people in Mayfield & Easthouses to be healthy and happy individuals through the delivery of its holistic youth-led services.   

For anyone keen to get involved, please contact the Youth 2000 project directly on T: 0131 454 9805 and visit the website to find out more http://youth2000project.com/

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