Young people at the Coach House raise money for Grenfell fire victims

Friday 28/07/2017

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DCH customers living in the Coach House, Penzance hosted a fun open day to raise money for the victims of the recent Grenfell fire tragedy.

Over £200 was raised on the day after the young people came together to create a day for the local community to enjoy. The Coach House is run by DCH and provides young people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness with temporary accommodation and support to get their lives back on track and the skills to help them live independently.

Activities such as face painting, balloon modelling, cake sales and arts and crafts ensured there was plenty to do for every visitor at the fun day event.

Jo Gilbert, Support Officer from the Coach House said: “What a fabulous thing for the young people to come up with such a great fundraising opportunity such as this, I’m proud to work with such a good group of people.”

 "The young people at the Coach House are aged between 16 and 25 who for different reasons cannot live at home. By working together this means our residents will have a range of skills and experience when they leave us, feeling equipped and ready to start their new lives, in independent living. It is wonderful that the young people want to give something back to their local community and have come up with this event on their own."