Gotelee continues to support families in many different ways, not only providing personal legal services for those making Wills or moving home but doing our best to give our support to the communities we live and work in. As many will know over a quarter of our staff and partners are Dementia Friends which means they have particular skills when dealing with the elderly and infirm but Gotelee also takes an active interest in the needs of our young people and, in particular, the work of the Level Two Youth Project in Felixstowe.
“Back in December 2016 through the Felixstowe Chamber of Commerce I attended a business breakfast organised and hosted by the Level Two Youth Project volunteers and the young people they support at their ‘Hub’ above Tesco’s on Cobbold Road. I was so impressed with the work they do here in Felixstowe for young people aged from 7 to 25.” comments Matthew Boast, Partner.
The Project supports over 800 young people each year in many different ways. Their mission is to promote the welfare of young people living in Felixstowe and surrounding villages, through supportive relationships and positive experiences, designed to enhance their personal and social development. The Hub is a great meeting place for children of school age after school or in the holidays. The facilities are excellent and young people are able to learn new skills, work with volunteers and generally have fun in a safe environment. Young people can receive advice on personal matters relating to sexual health, addiction, mental health, stress or bereavement or use the Hub and the facilities on offer to work on CVs, job or housing applications.
The Project is now working within the schools in Felixstowe too which can be the vital link in making young people aware of the ongoing services and opportunities available.
“Gotelee has pledged another three year financial commitment to the Level Two Youth Project this Autumn. We are currently working with Shez Hopkins, Project Manager, to establish the most effective ways that Gotelee can be involved whether funding specific outings or sponsoring one of the youth workers. However we decide to work together in the future, I am always impressed by the drive, dynamism and passion of Shez in helping the young people of Felixstowe through Level Two Youth Project and bringing the work of this charity to the attention of the business community”, concluded Matthew Boast.
For more information on the Level Two Youth Project visit www.leveltwo.org.