IBM celebrates ten years of volunteering with UK Youth
Over the past ten years, IBM has supported UK Youth’s outdoor learning centre at Avon Tyrrell. From annually volunteering their time at the New Forest site to helping to maintain the array of facilities available; IBM’s longstanding support has allowed UK Youth to offer high quality provision to thousands of young people.
To mark the anniversary, IBM, a multinational computer technology and IT consulting corporation dating back to the 19th Century, will be re-doing parts of the disabled pathway, putting up new fencing around the climbing tower and a new gate post for the back gate, plus some additional holes ready for posts to illuminate the climbing tower for evening/winter sessions.
David Watts, Director of Avon Tyrrell said: “IBM’s incredible support for Avon Tyrrell over the years has been a huge benefit to the centre, helping us maintain and improve our services for young people. Without this level of dedication from our volunteers, we wouldn’t be able to provide as many innovative opportunities that help young people on their social development journey by giving them the chance to make new friends, learn new skills and develop new interests.”
In addition to their ten years of volunteering at Avon Tyrrell, Mark Wakefield, the Corporate Citizenship & Corporate Affairs Manager for IBM UK is also a UK Youth Trustee and Chair of the Finance Committee. Find out more about IBM’s Corporate Responsibility to ‘develop programs that empower, improve and progress the society we share’ here.