Elaine Vickers, Centre Manager, The Addy Young People’s Centre

Elaine Vickers“After attending centres and sessions with my own children, I began volunteering on various play-schemes.

MYL has a lot of dedicated staff, and offered me the opportunity for the personal and professional development I wanted. I’ve been able to complete management qualifications, and now I have responsibility for play and youth sessions at The Addy in Wythenshawe.

I’m proud of my area and the vital work that MYL does within it. I think the unique opportunities for free-play offered by the adventure playgrounds are a force for uniting local people. It helps communities and young people realise just how great they can be.”