The Prince’s Trust Cymru appoints new director
The Prince's Trust Cymru has appointed a new
director to head up its operations in Wales.
Lesley Kirkpatrick has joined The Trust
from Powys County Council where she was head of regeneration and
development. She will be responsible for leading the charity in
Wales from its new centre in Ocean Way, Cardiff.
Lesley said: “I am hugely excited by the new challenge of
working in the voluntary sector.
"I am passionate about helping people and I have been most
impressed by the enthusiasm and dedication of the team in Wales. I
am looking forward to making a difference to peoples’ lives.”
The Trust recently opened a new centre in Ocean Way in Cardiff
which provides improved facilities for young people who are
struggling to get their lives back on track.
The Prince’s Trust supports young people aged 13 – 30 who may be
from disadvantaged or vulnerable backgrounds, giving them practical
support to help them overcome their barriers and develop the
confidence and self-esteem to find a job.
The new centre brings together operations from three former
offices, including the former Fairbridge centre, now part of The
Prince’s Trust, and the former office in Porth. As well as improved
office space, the centre has extensive facilities to deliver its
programmes under one roof.
These are great facilities and will allow us to
support young people in Wales in a focused and effective