WCT Timeline

1990: Whitehaven Youth Trust was founded

 

1993: The café opened at The Market Hall, Whitehaven and helped 16-24 year olds with employment skills

 

1997: Bakewell House was purchased to house homeless 16-24 year olds

 

2000: The Senhouse Centre opens

 

2001: Whitehaven Youth trust becomes Whitehaven community Trust Ltd

 

2002: Whitehaven Pottery officially opened.

 1 Lowther Street was purchased for new accommodation project.

 

2003: Whitehaven Pottery went into production and the new shop was opened

 

2005: Lowther Street was opened as a hostel for 16-24 year olds.

This created 4 jobs in the local community and 9 rooms for homeless young people.

 

2006: Kerry Maxwell wins Cumbria Woman of the Year.

 

2007: Big Lottery funding is awarded to the trust to help improve the mental health of the local community and to help remove any stigma towards mental health issues.

 

2009: Kerry Maxwell receives an OBE in the New Years honours.

 

2010: The trust celebrates its 20th year helping the local community.

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