Chuka hosted a Reception in the House of Commons in honour of High Trees Community Development Trust, bringing together volunteers, staff and service users, as well as supporters and commissioners to celebrate their achievements and support their plans for the future.
High Trees is a greatly valued community anchor and resource serving the Tulse Hill area and beyond, which helps enable local people to drive social and economic regeneration within their community, delivering programs which are guided by the needs of the local community in the key areas of Employment and Education, Children, Young People and Family services, and Community Engagement and Development. Many of the programs and services serve some of the most hard to reach young people, or those who have really struggled to access employment and education.
Speaking of the event, Chuka said “I am extremely proud to serve as a patron of High Trees. Hearing the stories, this evening, of those who have benefitted from High Trees programs demonstrates the profound impact they have on helping people drive change within their own lives and community, but importantly this is also backed up by the hard facts and figures showing the outcomes High Trees is achieving, engaging young people, getting people into work and gaining qualifications.”