Project Update – Launch day: Saturday 13th January
Well what a week! After travelling to Swindon to be interviewed by BBC Radio Wiltshire on Friday for their Saturday morning breakfast show we were also pleased to receive coverage in The White Horse News, Wiltshire Times and also a mention on The Breeze radio station. Along with hundreds of shares on Facebook it’s safe to say that word has got out about The KP Youth Project!
Saturday was the official launch day, so at 10am our twelve chosen volunteers arrived eager to get started. Following a quick welcome by Dave and Luke, the team patiently sat through Leasa’s safety procedures briefing. Then it was time to look at the disassembled BMW and for the team to start to think about what they would like to do to the car in the coming months. The paint chips came out and thoughts to interior and wheels were floated about. Those initial ‘first day’ nerves soon disappeared and it was smiles all round as the group started to relax and work together.
It was a chilly day so the hot curry lunch went down a treat with the team and then once we’d stopped for more photos and video for the media campaign we were treated to a visit by members of eurocartel car club, with some fine vehicles present to give us inspiration.
On Sunday the team came back to start work, the group got stuck straight in and were all getting on together and helping each other out. Lots of work to do, lots to learn but the lads are definitely up for the challenge. Even the wife and kids got involved! Our team here at KP wanted to do something different, something worthwhile and something that gives rewards and after all the hard work to get it to this point we have made it happen. With a groups of lads from both Westbury and Warminster of different ages working together to accomplish something that we hope is going to be fantastic, it’s been a pleasure working with them all this weekend…
Thank you to Mike Booth of Colour Idea for doing the project logo design, press releases, photography and video interviews.
Thanks to Martin Chuff for filming and a bit more photography.
Thanks to Martin Jones for giving a talk to the group about the show scene and the car club eurocartel.
Thanks to some of the eurocartel members for turning up to chat with the lads and show them your cars.
Thank you to volunteers Kai Aven and Jenson Whatley-gibbs for your help.
Thank you to all the parents involved for your support with the project.
Get involved in the KP Youth Project…
We need some help with donations and sponsorship. We’re looking for businesses and individuals that may be able to donate tools, clothing etc or help sponsor the project. All sponsors will be included in our ongoing publicity campaign for the project. The project is not for profit, any excess funds will help fund the next project and go to charity. Please get in touch if you would like to get involved…
Many thanks from the K.P team!