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Opportunity pays off

Tuesday 25th June 2013

In partnership with Woolwich Polytechnic School in Thamesmead, the Trust has been providing volunteering opportunities for young people.

One student selected to take part in the volunteering programme, is year 12 student Ben Cooper, who has been given the opportunity to work across different areas of the Trust’s work.

The Trust’s partnership with the school has been solid for a number of years and as part of a programme with their Year 12 & 13 students studying Btec Level 2 & 3 in Sport, the Trust has offered some of the students voluntary work, which could potentially lead to paid employment.

Ben Cooper (pictured) said, "Charlton Athletic are helping me develop and improve. This voluntary work will help my coursework and help me achieve my goals."

Matt Horne, Youth Service Partnership and Valley Central Manager, added, "With Royal Greenwich committing to fund our work for another two years we have been able to grow and develop projects like the volunteering programme, which is flourishing. Encouraging solid volunteers that can contribute to their community is just one of the positive reflections of the continued support from Royal Greenwich. We now have a number of volunteers working within the borough and like Ben, we hope they gain invaluable experience.”