Pwllheli learning

4 September 2015

Learning hub given extra boost by building society

A local youth project which provides vital learning facilities has received support from Principality Building Society.

Pwllheli and Llyn Youth Project, or CIP as it’s locally known, has received help from Wales’ largest building society to help support its learning activities specifically aimed at young people in the area.

CIP provides a valuable activity hub for local young people, ranging from teaching life skills like IT, to the more adventurous mountain biking and guided walks. The youth project is a valuable resource for young people in Pwllheli, focussing on broadening horizons and providing learning and development opportunities. 

Principality’s Pwllheli Branch Manager Carol Bennett recently visited the activity centre, based in the heart of the town, to meet some of the staff involved in running the service. 

While there, Carol met Ethan Evans, a 13 years old pupil from Ysgol Botwnnog. He said: “I’ve been coming to CIP for about a year and it’s a great place to meet up with friends. I even do my school homework here. 

“In fact, I even did a presentation about CIP in one of my English classes at school. There are always lots of activities planned and earlier this week we took part in a trip to Bounce Below.” 

Principality Building Society is committed to supporting the Welsh community and provides sponsorship for various organisations across the country. Earlier this year, it was crowned as Wales’ Responsible Large Business of the Year 2015 at the Business in the Community Awards for its community outreach programmes.

Speaking of her visit to CIP, Carol said: “Principality is proud to be at the heart of communities across Wales and the borders. CIP is a fantastic facility in Pwllheli and it’s brilliant that we’ve been able to support this valuable initiative and that supports these young people day in and day out.” 

In the last few months alone Principality has provided golf classes in Conwy, supported Ynystawe Cricket Club in Swansea with new shirts and bought Birchgrove Primary School in Cardiff new football goals after a fire ruined them including much more.

Published: 04/09/2015