October 11, 2022

Young People Raise Funds for Milford

Learners with LYS’ Community Training Centre

Learners with Limerick Youth Service (LYS) raised funds for Milford Care Centre as they hosted a coffee morning as part of the recent Big Social Coffee Morning for Hospice campaign.

Held at LYS’ Community Training Centre, the coffee morning was a great success with a close to €1,000 raised for Milford Care Centre.

The coffee morning was led by learners at the Community Training Centre who worked together in preparing for and hosting the event.

‘should be very proud of themselves’

‘It was very much as team evert and a great example of integrated youth organisation at work,’ said Shelia Walsh, LYS Instructor, who was full of praise for the leaners.

‘From baking cakes and buns, serving customers, promoting the event and holding a raffle, the young people (learners) did a great job and should be very proud of themselves,’ said Shelia.

A busy restaurant at the Community Training Centre

Shelia also thanked patrons and the public for the generosity in supporting the coffee morning and is looking forward to welcoming them back to the Community Training Centre in the near future.

Kathryn Clancy, Manager of the LYS’ Community Training Centre echoed Shelia’s words and thanked the leaners with the Bakery Skills Class, Catering Course and Leaving Certificate Applied class, for their commitment and support of the coffee morning.

Kathryn also thanked the Limerick public for their support and reserved a special word of praise for the LCA students who went ‘above and beyond’ in completing their task.

The coffee morning as part of the Big Social Coffee Morning for Hospice campaign with Bewley’s and the Irish Hospice Foundation.

Located at Lr. Glentworth St, Limerick City, LYS’ Community Training Centre delivered a variety of further education and training courses for young people who have left school early or are unemployed.

Learners with the Leaving Cert Applied Class who took part in the fundraising coffee morning

LYS’ Community Training Centre is supported by the Limerick & Clare Education & Training Board and co-funded by the Government of Ireland, the European Social Fund and the Youth Employment Initiative as part of the ESF Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning.

A member of Youth Work Ireland and the Irish Association of Community Training Centres, LYS remains committed to connecting with young people and supporting them to reach their full potential.