Building Futures Celebration Event
The Building Futures project held an event on 5th September at Buckinghamshire County Museum to celebrate the great work of the teams over the last few years. The project was originally scheduled to end in September 2019 but due to its success it has been extended by its funders The National Lottery Community Fund & European Social Fund until 2021. Already the project has reached 560 participants (a huge increase on the targeted 400) and is now looking to forward to supporting many more in the years to come.
The event brought together all the partners and stakeholders and shared some of the project’s great achievements. After a wonderful introduction by the CEO of Adviza Katherine Horler who gave great praise to everyone involved, the audience was treated to some inspiring speakers.
Marcela Heime, from Healthy Living Bucks and Jax Weir from Oasis introduced two participants Chieftain Richards and Katrina Friend who have had amazing journeys through the project. It was great to hear from the participants how much the support from their keyworkers has helped them move forward and Katrina even mentioned on the day how she has been promoted in her role.
Afterwards, Andrew Clark, chair of trustees at Buckinghamshire Disability Service spoke about their work in the community promoting the benefits of persons with disabilities and how working with Building Futures helped them. Keith Higgins, radio presenter at Wycombe Sound then gave an overview of the very successful Employment FM course ran by Wycombe Sound and Building Futures, playing extracts from the participants radio show.
The day ended with the participants giving small awards to the keyworkers and thanking them for all of their help. It was a great event, inspiring everyone to do even more in the community and work to build an even greater cohesive programme of support for those that need it.
We are looking forward in two years to celebrating even greater achievements.