03 Nov 2016

Apprentices help build stronger communities

Some of British Steel’s third-year apprentices have been out and about in the community volunteering for Scunthorpe-based organisation Empathy Support.

The group of apprentices picked up their tools and headed over to Empathy support to help them fit storage cupboards in their craft room.

Empathy Support is a volunteer-run organisation that provides services and support for family, friends and carers of substance misusers.

One of the services Empathy Support offers is craft classes. Despite receiving a donation of kitchen cupboards and worktops to store their craft materials, they were unable to fit them, which is where six British Steel apprentices came in.

Joanne Marks, volunteer at the centre, said: “We are so grateful for the support today. The craft sessions we hold here are really important for the people who use the facility as a break away from the troubles they have at home. A nice area to do craft work may also encourage more people to come and join in!"

Tom Dalton, British Steel apprentice, said: “It’s great to be here volunteering with the other apprentices and seeing how we can make a difference to people who need it.”