Construction Youth Trust has celebrated 50 successful years with a reception at the Trust’s headquarters in The Building Centre, London.
The reception was hosted in partnership with The Building Centre and generously sponsored by REDS10 with whom the Trust regularly works in partnership.
Over 100 people from throughout the construction industry attended the evening, enjoying drinks and canapés, and a display in the gallery charting the Trust's rich history. Rod Bennion, Construction Youth Trust, Chairman of Trustees addressed the guests as did Chairman of The Building Centre, Spencer de Grey and the Director of REDS10, Tom Storey. Christine Townley, the Trust's Director and Corinne Harms the Trust's London Coordinator also introduced young beneficiaries Abdul Momen and Erdoo Yongo who shared their experiences of taking part in Construction Youth Trust programmes.
The event was a wonderful celebration of the Trust's success over the past 50 years but also a fantastic opportunity to acknowledge and thank all of the Trust's supporters who continue to be vital to the Trust's work.
On the Trust's 50th anniversary, Chairman of Trustees, Rod Bennion commented:
"From our foundation in 1961 to the present day the work of the Trust has been made possible with the support, help and guidance of leading members of the construction industry from design consultancies to building and civil engineering contractors. I cannot overstate the importance of this support in enabling us to deliver our mission.
I believe that our founding trustees would be proud of the work we now do and that they would endorse the evolution of the Trust in helping to transform the lives and careers of so many young people.
In looking to the future we continue to push the boundaries and help the industry to identify, train and employ so many very talented young people from hard to reach and diverse communities. As we move into our next 50 years our work could not be more relevant".