A big thank you to ‘Children In Need’!

A big thank you to ‘Children In Need’!

This year’s Children In Need is fast approaching (15th November) and here at Futureworks NY, we are so grateful and thankful for the funding we receive from this amazing event!

Our learners benefit from some of the funds raised via the national campaign which features Pudsey the Bear, star-studded celebrity line-ups and incredible life stories.

We can’t thank Children in Need enough. We have some incredible learner experiences as a result of Children in Need funding. It is such a worthwhile cause and while the TV event gets national coverage, the funds are distributed to numerous organisations, of which Futureworks NY is one.

So … thank you, everyone, if you watch Children In Need on the TV, then you know a local organisation benefits from it!

 

Back to the Future… works

Back to the Future… works

Welcome to the next instalment of our blog. We are literally going painting mad!! The fumes are making Michelle sing louder as she merrily paints the top bedroom. Everyone is slowly turning white/magnolia and the rooms are generally brighter (mostly because our electricians, Nexus, have added light). Our apprentice, Andy, has become adept at grouting and tiling and the kitchen tiling is almost complete. Spirits are still high and even the window is smiling…

Deano has done amazing with the plastering and this paves the way for more painting and decorating to be done. ‘Ant and Dec’ have been busy levelling out the front garden and shifting the excess soil. They are then rewarded with bacon and sausage butties and a good old cuppa. Michael and Sarah are taking responsibility for the exterior of the property, ensuring the dull, murky grey is replaced with a vibrant cream.

There is lot’s more still to do and we would never underestimate the contribution from our learners and volunteers. At times it’s been hard to visualise the end result but we have been able to maintain a positive working environment, thanks to the dedication of the team. We are looking forward to inspiring and motivating our next group of learners who will be starting with us in a couple of weeks time. Please get in touch if you would like more information about the work and training we offer.

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Community Works Course! Starting 16th July

Community Works Course! Starting 16th July

Attention 18-25 year olds! Limited spaces are available on  courses, where learners can gain a Level 1 in basic construction and Health and safety, alongside gaining practical skills in woodwork, electrical, painting, plumbing and gardening. Learners will be able to gain a CSCS card as part of the course also. The course is for 12 weeks over 3 days and learners will receive a free lunch and travel costs will be reimbursed. So if you are interested and want to make a new start for you or you know somebody who might be then please feel free to message us on here or alternatively call us on 01723 449616.

Quotes from some of our past and present learners :)

Quotes from some of our past and present learners :)

Louise “Futureworks is brilliant, all the staff are friendly and go beyond to do whatever is needed.”

Megan “Got loads of support off the staff and helped me gain qualifications.”

Josh “All the staff at Community Works are helpful and friendly ”

Hannah “My tutors are very supportive. I enjoy Futureworks so much because it doesn’t come with all the pressures of college, yet I feel a great sense of achievement every time I come. ”