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Young Engineers Volunteer To Transform Meeting Rooms At YMCA Guildford

Published on: 18 Apr, 2017
Updated on: 18 Apr, 2017

YMCA Guildford is proudly showing off a new support and meeting room space, as well as two transformed counselling rooms.

Young engineers from WSP Parsons Brinkerhoff who volunteered to transformed meeting and consultation rooms at YMCA Guildford.

The improvements are due to the hard work of an enterprising team of volunteers from WSP Parsons Brinkerhoff, based in Godalming.

The nine volunteers contributed two days of work at the YMCA in Bridge Street as well as hours of planning and fundraising in advance, to complete the project.

YMCA Guildford says it is pleased with the budding relationship it is building with staff from the engineering consultancy firm, and the visit was the second from the group in the past year.

The group of engineer apprentices, aged between 17 and 20, raised £150 to contribute their own paint and decorating materials, before researching therapeutic and calming colour schemes which they installed alongside YMCA staff.

The work has repurposed a previous storage room into much needed counselling and meeting room space to support the work of YMCA Guildford in housing 116 young people aged 16 to 25, and the work of YMCA DownsLink Group counselling project Dialogue.

Visitors to the transformed rooms have already commented on the much improved and calming atmosphere within the space, thanks to the team’s hard work.

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Responses to Young Engineers Volunteer To Transform Meeting Rooms At YMCA Guildford

  1. Jim Allen Reply

    April 18, 2017 at 6:51 am

    While thoroughly supporting any interaction and collaboration between the apprentices and the community “re-purposing” a storage room and “installing paint”? Please no.

    They have changed the use of and painted the rooms, purely and simply.

    Oh my aching head…

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