Children at a Welsh youth centre will be planning how to spend a much-needed £1,000 donation after the centre became the latest charity to benefit from The Conveyancing Foundation’s Charity Lotto.
The Caerwent Youth Centre in Monmouthshire, which spent months closed during lockdown, recently opened its doors again to the news it had received the donation thanks to clients of Convey Law who enabled the donation by taking part in the Lotto at the end of their property transaction.
Convey Law Conveyancing Supervisor, Alex Harris, who combines a busy job running a conveyancing team at Convey Law with working as a youth and community support worker at Caerwent, nominated the non-profit making centre for the donation.
Alex, 30, has been running a weekly session at the centre since he was 16 and has provided valuable sports and play facilities for hundreds of young people in Monmouthshire.
He said: “We cater for young people between 11 and 17 and run various activities including lots of different sports and arts and crafts, pool and ping pong tournaments, cooking and life skills.
“They pay £1 to come to the 2.5 hour session but, as we are entirely self-funded, we don’t make any profit and all funds go back into the club so we are always looking for additional donations which mean we can choose activities from the wish list the young people have put together.
“The club has just re-opened after COVID forced us to close last April so the young people will be really excited to be back together after so long and to choose something to spend the donation from Convey Law on. It will make a massive difference to what we can provide for them so we are incredibly grateful.”
Staff at Convey Law are asked to nominate their favourite charities for donations from the Charity Lotto which their clients can opt into for £10 with a chance to win £500 towards their legal fees.