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23 November

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Heswall based solicitors firm DGB support Local Solutions

Heswall based solicitors firm DGB support Local Solutions

Local Solutions was delighted to receive a donation from DGB Solicitors.  Each month, the Heswall based solicitors’ firm award donations to deserving causes and this month, they selected our organisation as a recipient of an award.

The company wanted to sponsor one of our young service users by providing them with an opportunity to take up an activity that would enable them to achieve a qualification. Local Solutions identified a perfect candidate to benefit from this award – Andrew Lewington.

Andrew, who is a resident at our Homeground Hostel, has been volunteering at Liverpool Watersports Centre for the past eight months. Andrew enjoys his time volunteering at the centre supporting the staff handing out equipment, maintenance and cleaning duties as well as assisting instructors on and off the water. 
Thanks to this donation, Andrew was able to
take up an RYA Level One Powerboat Course. 
The course, which was delivered over two days between 9.00 a.m. and 5.00
p.m. involved boat handling skills, launch and recovery, towing boats and all
safety aspects of learning to drive a powerboat. As a result, this qualification will enable Andrew to work towards his Level 2 qualification and
further develop his knowledge and skills whilst assisting at Liverpool Watersports Centre.

Andrew is keen to use his enthusiasm for helping others in a constructive way; the money donated from DGB solicitors has enabled him to acquire qualifications and additional skills to support him in his volunteering role. Andrew has used his new found confidence to get involved in other community activities;   he helped out at a local church to distribute food to other young homeless people.

Andrew said “I am so grateful to DGB solicitors for giving me an opportunity to take part in this course.  As well as giving me confidence and skills, the qualification has given me the chance to gain additional responsibilities in my volunteering role and get more from the volunteering experience”.  

DGB Solicitors commented that they were particularly attracted to the work of our organisation given their own involvement supporting businesses involved in watersports activities. 

Local Solutions would like to extend sincere thanks to DGB Solicitors for their generosity.












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