Twenty participants on the award-winning Grandmentors project got the amazing opportunity to have a tour of Parliament last week! The tour was part of a ‘soft-matching’ event run by Volunteering Matters, where volunteers are brought together with potential mentees to meet for the first time. On the day, while the young people and Grandmentors got to know each other informally, they learnt about the history of Parliament and its role in making changes that affect day-to-day life.

Kelly Israel, Grandmentors Volunteer Manager in Milton Keynes, said:  “Grandmentors is a truly inspirational project to facilitate. The impact of dedicated one-to-one mentoring for care leavers is both life changing and lifesaving. The trip to Parliament saw four matches made and four lives will be fundamentally transformed as a result of the dedication shown by our volunteers. Mentoring takes just a couple of hours a week, but the impact lasts a lifetime.”

To find out more about Grandmentors in Milton Keynes, and the wider Volunteering Matters offering, why not come along to our Volunteer Open Evening on Wednesday 17th April 4-6pm at The Performance Suite, DoubleTree by Hilton, Stadium Way, MK1 1ST.  Alternatively please contact or 07936 811892.

The project is generously supported in Milton Keynes by Buckinghamshire Provincial Grand Lodge of Freemasons and Milton Keynes Council.