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Home News 2016 OFFICIAL OPENING OF SAINT-GOBAIN SUPPORTED PRINCE’S TRUST HUB

OFFICIAL OPENING OF PRINCE’S TRUST HUB

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Saint-Gobain in Scotland was proud to be part of the grand opening event of the new Prince’s Trust support centre in Glasgow, attended by His Royal Highness The Duke of Rothesay.

The Wolfson Centre is located in the Laurieston area of Glasgow, and is the single largest youth employment and enterprise hub in Scotland. Since opening in May 2015, the centre has supported over 4,500 young people through its doors, with 79% moving into work, education or business after completing a Trust programme.

The Saint-Gobain Initiatives Foundation, founded in 2008, awarded a grant of £99,400 to the Wolfson Centre refurbishment project, as well as professional advice on the buildings and performance of the centre. A wide range of Saint-Gobain products were used, including materials from British Gypsum, Celotex, Graham the Plumbers’ Merchant, Jewson, Ecophon and Weber. A team of local Saint-Gobain employees also helped with the refurbishment.

Stuart McKill, Sustainable Habitat Leader in Scotland, said: “It was wonderful to be part of this opening event, and to pay tribute to the many volunteers and mentors who provide ongoing support to the young people of Glasgow.

“We are also continuing to support young people in the Glasgow and the West of Scotland, providing training and employment opportunities to those the Trust helps. Currently, 1 in 4 young people in Glasgow are out of work, and we hope that we can help to address this issue, working in partnership with the Prince’s Trust Scotland.”

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