Wednesday 14th December, 2016

Ollie's voice of hope

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Today, in the city of Cambridge and the surrounding area, the potential in many young lives is being stifled.

Romsey Mill helps young people, children and families to learn new skills, we give them safe spaces in which to grow and offer hope for their future.

This December, as part of our Christmas Appeal, we are sharing the voices of some people who are keen speak out about Romsey Mill's impact on young lives as we seek to give hope and unwrap potential.

Read what Ollie has to say:

Ollie’s voice

Ollie oversees our youth work in Sawston, Shelfords, Stapleford; in partnership with the Shelfords and Stapleford Youth Initiative (SSYI).

Ollie says:

“The issues faced by the young people we see include isolation, mental health and challenges with education.”

“I am currently working with a teenage lad who is known to the police for numerous reasons. His self-confidence is actually very low, he finds it difficult to socialise but he also struggles to communicate effectively with people and see things from their point of view."  

"Recently, he has been attending the youth club and acting as a young volunteer and he has thoroughly enjoyed the responsibility. Furthermore, his work ethic and self-esteem have greatly improved. He enjoys working within a team and supporting others.”

“We also helped him to resolve long-standing issues with other members of the youth club. Now their relationships and respect for one another have improved, and they now socialise and engage in activities with one another. At Romsey Mill’s Annual Presentation Evening he was presented with a ‘Personal Development’ certificate to acknowledge his significant progress.”


This December, Romsey Mill needs your support to raise vital funds as part of our Christmas Appeal, to help us in our work to provide hope, transformation and second chances for local young lives.

Will you help us give hope and unwrap potential?

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