Happy Days for Corey

Happy Days for Corey

Sadie White No Comment

At the launch of our project to support care leavers into sustained education, employment and training at Star House last month, Corey talked about his passion for cycles and how he wanted to work building and repairing cycles. An attendee at the event from Efficiency North spoke to Faye Campbell, Project Co-ordinator after the event and said that she had a contact at a social enterprise project who build, repair and sell cycles and that they may be able to work with Corey to help him achieve his aspiration.

Happy Days Cycles is a social enterprise business based in Sowerby Bridge, Halifax. All profits go towards funding work to support the homeless in West Yorkshire.

Project worker Robeina made contact with Dave Fawcett at Happy Days who really kindly  came to Sheffield to meet Corey and Robeina and was so impressed by Corey that he offered to give him a taster day at the project. It was agreed that Corey would come in to the workshop and build a cycle which he would then be able to keep.  As Corey has just joined the newly formed Care Leavers Mountain Bike group set up by Dave Cohen, Leaving Care Service Manager, this was great news! Robeina and Corey had a brilliant day and Corey returned home with his cycle.

‘This opportunity has provided Corey with an invaluable taste of working in the cycle trade and the opportunity to complete further work experience with Happy Days and gain a reference. Our employer engagement officer Alex Leonard is currently working on sourcing an opportunity for Corey at a local cycle retailer. These opportunities are fantastic for our young people – what a fantastic opportunity for Corey. We want to say a huge thank you to everyone at Happy Days Cycles for making Corey’s experience so fantastic and encouraging him to pursue this line of work.’ Faye Campbell, Project Apollo Co-ordinator.

Corey with his bike built at Happy Days Cycles

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