A Sheffield youth charity will launch its first official base in the city centre today - after years of planning and fundraising.
Golddigger Trust will unveil its new ‘Golddigger Trust Centre for Young People’ at 10 Psalter Lane today, and is inviting the public to come and look around, enjoy afternoon tea, and learn more about what the charity does.
“We’ve wanted a long term base for a while; somewhere young people in this city can feel at home,” said Hannah Butler, the Trust’s fundraising and finance assistant.
“We are so excited about the possibilities that this new building will give us in reaching hundreds more young people, both here in Sheffield and across the UK.”
Golddigger works with young men and women in youth clubs and schools - including 16 secondary schools - across the city, talking with them about issues surrounding anxiety, their bodies, self esteem and unhealthy relationships.
Hannah added: “By 2007, it was a registered charity and, in the years since, we’ve grown to a staff of ten that has worked with tens of thousands of young people in the city - aged between 11 and 18 - and seen real, lasting change. We’re striving to empower young people to make informed choices and live a full and positive life. As our name suggests, we want to ‘dig out the gold’ in each person and help them to realise their own value.
“We’ve been supported so well by this community and local businesses who’ve donated materials and supplies to get our new centre up and running, to support the city’s young people and give them a sanctuary.”
The centre will open its doors at 2.30pm today.