SEGRO has presented SKIDZ – The Hillingdon Road User Education Project with a community grant of £5,000, and £500 to West Drayton Young People’s Centre.
These donations will help support two Hillingdon-based young people’s service providers that deliver support and training services to young people in the local area.
The community grant will contribute to SKIDZ Hillingdon’s new range of out-of-school-hours programmes, which support the education of young people in motor vehicle maintenance and road safety. The SKIDZ programme, which to date has helped more than 450 young people between the ages of 13 and 19 from across Hillingdon, supports young people to become safe and responsible road users. SEGRO’s donation will be used to start the new extension project ‘BIKEZ’ cycle maintenance and ‘GEARZ’ road user education programmes. In addition, these programmes allow qualified youth workers to build relationships with those enrolled and support young people at risk to be diverted from anti-social and offending behaviours.
Furthermore, SEGRO is also supporting West Drayton Young People’s Centre with a donation of £500. The centre is a council-managed youth programme. Young people taking part in the programme will be given the choice to decide on how this donation will be best spent to support the initiative.
Neil Impiazzi, Partnerships Development Manager at SEGRO said “SEGRO is pleased to have chosen SKIDZ Hillingdon as the recipient of £5,000 as part of our community awards programme, in addition to donating a further £500 to West Drayton Young People’s Centre. Both agencies deserve plaudits for the outstanding work they are doing in the community. SEGRO aims to invest in programmes that support young people and local communities by enhancing employability skills and cultivating life skills.”
Chris Scott, Trustee for SKIDZ Hillingdon and Interim Service Delivery Manager for the Council’s Early Intervention Services, said: “We are delighted to receive these donations from SEGRO. This money will enable SKIDZ Hillingdon and West Drayton Young People’s Centre to further develop their youth work activities that support young people in Hillingdon to develop into responsible and engaged adults.“