Making the Difference: Terry

"The Selby Centre was a lifeline when I was looking for work, and now I'm part of the team and proud of some big achievements"

Young Achiever of the Year runner-up, Terry is a local White Hart Lane resident who joined the staff team at the Selby Centre after joining the Future Jobs Fund in 2010. As a Green-Hub Officer, he has grown into the role by coaching volunteers and now looks after the wood yard - helping run our Wood Works Wonders Project. At 24yrs old, he was unemployed for six months, revealing that it "Really drained my confidence".

The project is directly responsible for reclaiming and recylcling more than 80 tonnes of wood that would otherwise be dumped in landfills each year, re-using it to produce garden furniture, fencing, picnic tables and more. With the mantra of the 3R's - "Reclaim, Retrain and Reuse",  volunteering is a key part of the process.