Warings’ pride in helping city’s young people

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CONSTRUCTION company Warings is celebrating an amazing investment worth £75,000 in Portsmouth’s youth over the last two years.

An impressive £50,000 has been given to Portsmouth Football Club’s Respect programme for sports and educational activities which has helped 338 extra youngsters to take part and paid for five more employees.

And £25,000 has gone to Respectability, a new project run by the Respect team that focuses on giving severely disabled children a chance to take part in sports with the help of able-bodied children.

Philippe Jouy, Warings’ managing director, said: ‘Warings is a proud and active member of its community and we are committed to building long-lasting relationships with the communities in which we work, particularly in our home town of Portsmouth.’

Julian Wadsworth, programme manager for Respect, said Warings’ support had been invaluable.

He added: ‘Warings is a fantastic partner to have on board due to its commitment to the local community and the wealth of skills it has to offer to those involved.

‘Its continued support has enabled us to maintain quality provision and increase developmental opportunities for young people in a number of areas.’

Last year, Warings employees volunteered just under 1,200 hours towards local charity projects and raised £5,000 for other good causes in the city.