The Patchwork Project aims to provide stimulating leisure activities for young people that will encourage curiosity, self-belief and good citizenship and improve their well-being.
As well as responding to the day-to-day needs of young people, they organise outdoor adventures, such as camping trips, rock climbing and cycling, which help to improve confidence.Visit Website
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Project manager, Michael Bell, said: “When you’re living on a shoestring, travelling anywhere – even to the city centre or the beach is hard, let alone the countryside. So, we try to expose young people to as many different new experiences as possible. We take them into the countryside, go swimming, foraging, camping and climbing and foster a curiosity in the world.
“It’s great to see the difference it makes to their confidence. I had one lady come to me as her son wouldn’t go out of the house and was so timid that he wouldn’t go to his college course. We took him outdoors and rock climbing and he built up his confidence. Now he’s on an engineering degree course.
“It is really good to see these local Foundations investing in young people and neighbourhoods.”