In February, we worked with a local charity called Catch to install a much needed footpath for them to gain access to their new educational building.
Catch, a registered charity based in Harehills, Leeds, work with local children and adults from all backgrounds to offer them opportunities they don’t currently have and to explore positive alternatives that improve their lives. They work with other groups and agencies in Leeds to make a greater impact towards community safety. They achieve this by continuing to provide and develop safe spaces for recreation, education and leisure time activities.
The LPTIP team got involved with them after they ran the Institute of Civil Engineering bridge sessions at a nearby school; many of the pupils from the school regularly attend Catch and it proved to a good opportunity to do further engagement in the community.
After an initial visit, the team were asked if they would be able to help to install a footpath, which would provide safe passage to the new education block.
The work was completed in around a week and the results are a marked improvement.
Derek Sylvester, Operations Manager at the Centre said:
“We’re all really grateful to John Sisk & Son for donating their time and materials to make this new footpath. It means we can safely get people to the new education centre and it’s a vast improvement to the site. The team worked efficiently and were very professional; they even left some areas for us to put plants in which we’d not considered.”
We will continue to work with Catch over the coming months.