Kate Kerr

22 July 2022

“I wasn’t very academic at school and I know that having a positive opportunity to learn outside of the classroom was a release for me from the everyday pressures of schooling and I hope it’s the same for younger people today – and combining this with the transformation of buildings that are really important for local communities makes VIY one of the best initiatives I’ve ever encountered.”

Sarah Costello

24 May 2022

Sarah is a Painter & Decorator from the West Midlands.

When Sarah was younger she did a similar programme to VIY which subsequently unlocked many opportunities for her, mentoring being one of them. She joined VIY in 2021 at Southbrook Community Centre in Daventry, supporting young people with their painting & decorating skills.

“I find it rewarding passing on my knowledge and in return I get to help communities and get to know different kinds of people, learning new skills myself.”