Eternal Benefits Hull
The Tribune Trust is supporting the charity Eternal Benefits to improve the lives of people living in the Quadrant in Hull
Eternal Benefits was registered as a charity in 2001 and was founded by Ian and Lynn Warelow. The charity occupies the old Cooperative store in the Quadrant in Hull.
Eternal Benefits has established a café and a swop-shop for clothes and furniture. A recent refurbishment of the first floor has provided space for the charity to work with young people and offer them courses and training.
The charity is based in an area of high social deprivation. Unemployment levels are very high and many young people leave school with few qualifications. Some of the young people are particularly hard to reach and are involved in anti-social behaviour and crime. Their behaviour on the Estate is sometimes destructive and can create a climate of fear amongst residents and those who are the victims of their activities.
To help engage with young people from the area Eternal Benefits will invite three trained youth and community workers to join them living and working from their premises in the Quadrant. Once established the volunteer youth and community workers will engage with young people in the area. They will provide positive role models; challenging drug and alcohol misuse and offering alternatives to destructive criminal lifestyles.
The Tribune Trust is pleased to be able to support Eternal Benefits in their efforts to engage with young people and help them to lead positive lifestyles.
Gill Drewry, the High Sheriff of the East Riding of Yorkshire is shown presenting a cheque to Ian and Lynn Warelow supported by their volunteers.