The City of Durham Parish Council is really proud to have supported the Finchale Group (based here in Durham) this year as part of our ‘Looking to the Future’ Remembrance project; helping to fund vocational training for ex-service personnel like Lee. We were delighted to receive this lovely message from Finchale this Remembrance Day.
“Lee served with 1 PWO and returned to civilian life in 2005. Struggling with mental health issues and with a young family to support, Lee found Finchale through the Family Force programme in 2019. Finding connection immediately with the charity’s unique blended support approach, Lee quickly became involved in other activities. Currently Lee is supporting the delivery of Finchale Growth, a blended delivery model providing education, training and employment support services to young people aged 16-24. The support from the City of Durham Parish Council will enable Lee to formalise his skills as a mentor and multi skills construction tutor. A platform from which he will be able to grow and develop in the future. Both Lee and Finchale Group would like to take this opportunity to thank the City of Durham Parish Council for their generous support”