Gensler Support Ladywood Community Centre
22 June 2023
We are proud to announce Gensler Birmingham’s collaboration with the Ladywood Community Project, a local organisation dedicated to supporting families and individuals in need in the Ladywood area of Birmingham. As part of our commitment to giving back to the community, Gensler Birmingham took part in painting and installing a mural designed specifically for the Ladywood Community Project.
The Ladywood Community Project as a Charitable Organisation is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, having provided invaluable assistance to the community during one of the most challenging periods in recent memory. With the current economic climate causing hardships for many families, their services have been crucial in helping alleviate poverty and fostering a sense of belonging and support.
“We are still in awe of your beautiful gift. I wish we could bottle the delighted expressions on people’s faces when they come into the project.” – Gerardine Giblin, Ladywood Project Coordinator (Volunteer)
Thanks to the generosity of John Atkinson, who donated and installed a pinboard made from recycled carpet, the Ladywood Community Project now has a dedicated space to share important information, resources, and announcements. This pinboard will serve as a central hub for the community, promoting connectivity and providing vital updates on services and support available to those in need.
For the past 33 years, the Ladywood Community Project has been a pillar of support, offering assistance to families on low incomes or experiencing financial hardship. Their mission extends beyond meeting immediate needs; they strive to make individuals and families feel valued, included, and empowered within their community.
Actively listening to the concerns and challenges faced by families, the Ladywood Community Project tailors its services to address specific needs. From emergency assistance with gas and electricity bills to providing school uniforms, bus fares, nappies, children’s clothes, and toys, they ensure that families have access to the essentials they require. Additionally, they offer support with accessing fresh food, referring individuals to food banks, providing benefits advice, and promoting the benefits of Credit Union membership.
At Gensler Birmingham, we are honoured to have been part of this meaningful project. Our involvement in the creation and installation of the mural symbolises our commitment to supporting the Ladywood Community Project’s noble mission. We believe that collaboration between local businesses, charities, and the community is vital in creating a more inclusive and supportive society.
We hope that by sharing the story of the Ladywood Community Project, we can raise awareness about their outstanding work and encourage greater support and funding for their initiatives. By coming together as a community, we can make a lasting impact on the lives of individuals and families facing adversity.
If you would like to learn more about the Ladywood Community Project and how you can contribute to their efforts, please visit their website at [About Us | Ladywoodproject (ladywoodcommunityproject.org.uk).
Together, let’s continue to make Birmingham a place where everyone has access to the support and resources they need to thrive.