Posted on 28th October 2015
In 2012 Steve Willis Training Centres answered an appeal in the local BHBPA newsletter for a company to sponsor a local charity, Burgess Hill Youth. A charity run predominently for 8 to 20 year olds, offering a range of recreational and educational activities including a pool table, arts and craft and a floodlit multi-use games area for football, basketball and tennis to name just a few!
Three years later Steve Willis Training Centres were officially presented with a ‘Certificate of Appreciation’ by Tony Parris and Paul Myles from Burgess Hill Youth. Managing Director, Steve Willis, was also awarded ‘Patron of Burgess Hill Youth‘. Tony, Chairman of Burgess Hill Youth stated, “We wanted to acknowledge the support and generosity of both the company and the MD, and felt it only fitting to pay tribute to Steve by asking him to be our Patron.”
To date, Steve Willis Training Centres – who specialise in Gas, Plumbing and Electrical Short Courses and Apprenticeships, have raised over £7,000 for Burgess Hill Youth. They were also instrumental in arranging for a new heating system to be installed at their premises in 2014. Steve Willis commented “It’s a great honour to be awarded Patron of Burgess Hill Youth and be presented with a Certificate of Achievement. I am very pleased we have managed to raise so much money for this great charity. I have first-hand experience of Burgess Hill Youth (then Burgess Hill Boys Club), when I was younger, I appreciated the benefits of having somewhere to go and spend my time which kept me out of mischief. It’s good to be able to make a difference and I look forward to continuing to support this worthwhile charity.”
For information on Burgess Hill Youth visit you-bh.com
For courses and apprenticeships at Steve Willis Training, call 01444 870860, stevewillis.com
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