Prestigious Award for YMCA Trinity Group

Representatives from YMCA Trinity Group were invited to attend the prestigious Suffolk High Sheriff Awards Evening at Wherstead Park on Thursday 28th March 2019 as they had been short listed for an award.

Tash Wightman, Accommodation Team Leader and Lindsey Bartlett, Senior Engagement Officer attended the event, and enjoyed a spectacular evening in glittering surroundings. There were many awards being given out during the evening and so many people and organisations that had worked so hard for all different charities were in attendance. Tash and Lindsey both felt overwhelmed with hearing many different stories being shared and watching short clips of the wonderful work being carried out in the local area.

YMCA Trinity Group were nominated for the Rebuilding Broken Lives Award for a project in Suffolk called CYPS Houses. This project focuses on supporting and offering accommodation to 16 to 17-year-old young people in care. The vast majority of the young people come to us as they have nowhere else to go, or family to support them. We help them rebuild their lives with day to day live skills, getting them back into education and supporting them with drug and alcohol issues.

The Award for Rebuilding Broken Lives was sponsored by Birketts Solicitors, and all the nominees have delivered amazing work in the Suffolk Area. Collecting the award on behalf of YMCA Trinity Group, Tash Wightman said “I feel so proud to be able to collect this award, and would like to thank every member of our team, who have made this happen through all their hard work. I would also like to thank High Sheriff George Vestey for his work and support over the last year.”