RESIDENTS of Gosport are being encouraged to buy a brick in helping towards services for young people.
The Motiv8 team in Gosport wants to extend their current base at Toronto Place, creating a larger space for people to use.
The group has already secured national funding from LandAid, so that work can begin on the conversion.
Now, the group want residents to be part of the project by buying a brick and making them part of this extension for the community.
Each brick will cost £10, with all money going to the development of the centre, which helps to reduce the risk of young offenders receiving anti-social behaviour orders.
Motiv8 want to develop young people’s social skills, helping them with their confidence and self-esteem.
By launching this campaign it gives the group a larger area to work in, so they can accommodate far more people.
Gosport and Fareham services manager, Kirsty Cremer, said the need for more space is crucial in helping provide the best possible service that they can.
She said: ‘Currently, our space is very cramped and we need to move our office so that we are able to serve and support more young people across Gosport and Fareham.
‘We want to make the campaign fun so we will have a party to celebrate the new building and invite everyone who buys a brick.’
Anyone who buys a brick will have their name written on it, before it is placed in the wall during construction.
Motiv8 hold building positive relationships with the community at the heart of their organisation, and by getting the people of Gosport involved in this project it will make them feel like they have made a difference for the young people of the town.
Chief executive Charlie Adle said: ‘Since opening in Toronto Place in 2011, we have been overwhelmed by the positive response from young people.
‘It is this level of need that has made the extension to the centre so important.’
Information available at motiv8south.org.uk.