A team of volunteers from Toyota led by General Manager Leigh, gave the halow project’s Hub area for young people a makeover on the 29th August 2019.
The Hub space at halow’s office in Quarry Street, Guildford is a key welcome area for young people that use the services and especially the Building Futures life skills programme. Leigh Ryan, Julie Davis, Dean Kellaway and Zach Martin have managed to brighten up the area and give it its own little halow touch by using the halow colours for stripes on the back wall. The new-look has lifted the room and the Building Future’s young people will be thrilled to have had their space redecorated.
Building Futures is about to begin a new year next week with 27 young people taking part in a varied and exciting community-based life skills and personal development course over 3 developmental year groups. This course sees young people with a learning disability learning a whole host of independence skills and pushing themselves out of their comfort zones towards a more confident and more independent future.
Earlier in the summer, a group from Building Futures took part on the Guildford Lions Raft Race and two other groups achieved their Duke of Edinburgh Bronze and Silver Awards.
Graham O’Connor, halow’s Deputy Director and Building Futures Manager, commented “We are very grateful to the team from Toyota for their efforts today in sprucing up our Welcome Hub- it was something we’ve wanted to do for ages! Next week we’ll welcome back our young people and in particular, 12 new young people joining our Year A of the programme. It was lovely to meet Leigh and the team, and they have also kindly offered to meet with our young people as part of the programme; offering an interactive workplace visit in the Autumn term as part of halow’s ‘Disability Works campaign. Volunteers are a vital part of our work in supporting our groups as well as practical volunteering days like today.”