Young Bristol value the amazing contributions corporate partners have made throughout our journey. Without their valued input, we would struggle to provide modern, engaging facilities for young people!
Recently, Vinci kindly offered to re-develop the car park area at BS14 Stockwood Youth Club. This space is now a functional space for young people and the wider community! The garden can now be used as a place to promote well-being and be used for informal educational activities.
This week, Young Bristol hosted the grand opening of our well-being garden. We invited Vinci staff as well as local Stockwood residents to enjoy the event. The grand opening saw an amazing number of people, ranging from local police to local councillors!
The first activity on the agenda was for our Patron, HM Lord-Lieutenant Peaches Golding OBE CStJ to meet young people in our after school club. The group had some questions to ask her. It was great hearing the amazing questions they came up with!
After the young people had asked all their questions, they were kindly gifted some goody bags, put together by Vinci. The bags included a Hi-Vis vest, with Vinci and Young Bristol logo’s printed on the back. Credits to Vinci for putting together these thoughtful gifts.
It was then finally time to cut the ribbon and let everyone explore our garden. The honour of cutting the rope was given to our Patron, Peaches. After attempting to cut the ribbon with her sword, we decided it would be best to use scissors instead!
When our guests had finished exploring the new garden, we invited everyone to join our formal tree planting ceremony, where our patron planted a fruit tree. Young people were then able to enjoy planting their own flowers around the tree. It was great to see their enthusiasm as they got their hands dirty and planted the new flowers.
Finally, we gifted Vinci a tasty cake and flowers in a hand made pot. The pot was beautifully hand painted by Holly, our Corporates and Events Fundraising Lead! This gift was a token to show our appreciation to the hard work and generosity that Vinci have shown throughout this process.