|Our Community Matters – Celebration Event
The event went really well with 90 attending along with our VIP guests, Barry Coppinger, Cleveland Police and Crime Commissioner, and Ben Houchen, Tees Valley Mayor.
The guest speakers spoke about how loneliness and isolation has not only impacted them personally but those they care for, and how it cuts across all ages and does not discriminate. Leon Mexter, Youth Focus: North East CEO spoke about our extensive work surrounding the topic and how our projects have developed due to this. The evening was fun packed thanks to Stardust Entertainment providing a Magic Mirror Photo booth and a table magician who wowed our guests.
Both Ben Houchen and Barry Coppinger have agreed to support our new ventures with Positively Pally, a new outreach project in Pallister Park, and they have agreed to attend our steering group to speak to the young people.