Our team at WEST was delighted to welcome our supporters and guests for an exclusive look at our amazing new building at our Sneak Peek event on Thursday 25th January. 

Ahead of the WEST team moving into their new home, the incredible people who have made this dream a reality were invited to see what is in store for West London’s young people.

The group, which included all our amazing supporters, enjoyed a tour of the WEST building and met our full team for the first time. Our passionate Youth Work Team discussed the exciting plans for their dedicated spaces and gave insight into the next steps ahead of our grand opening, with that date soon to be announced. 

WEST CEO, Elanor Gunn, hosted a Q+A with a panel of key members of the Youth Zone. The discussion was fizzing with excitement of what WEST will become soon and reassured our funders the reasons why they are supporting us. Our event concluded with delicious food courtesy of Shepherd’s Bush Market, a partnership we are super proud of!

WEST Youth Zone will cost young people just £5 annual membership and then only 50p per visit, something that is not possible without the incredible support of this amazing group of people. Other than construction costs, it takes £1.7 million a year for day to day running costs. It is essential we can fund this, through a diverse range of funding from organisations, philanthropists, local businesses, trusts and foundations as well as Hammersmith and Fulham Council. 

WEST’s growing team will soon move into the Youth Zone and will host a series of events and taster sessions ahead of our opening day. This will trigger the start of our universal, open access offer seven days a week.

If you are interested in making a difference in West London’s young people and joining this incredible group of supporters, please contact Tanya at tanya.cohen@westyouthzone.org.

Click here to see the latest employment opportunities at WEST and here to find out more about volunteering.