SAILING with dolphins swimming alongside, negotiating winds gusting up to force eight and conquering sea sickness – 11 Grimsby-area youngsters experienced a unique maritime journey as part of events to mark our tenth anniversary. The young people, whose ages range from 15 to 24, travelled by minibus to Plymouth where our yacht was moored –…
People of all ages, often with complex underlying issues, are supported to overcome the barriers that prevent them moving into education, training or employment. Our uniqueness comes from how we do things, not just what we do. Our experienced & dedicated team builds trust & confidence in individuals with programmes of self-analysis, development and challenge. The result is lasting personal change.
Have you been on a CatZero Programme / Been involved in a CatZero Programme?
CatZero has just celebrated its 10th Birthday and we would like to celebrate this with you.
We are looking to organise a reunion event for participants, funders, volunteers, sailors and other interested parties sometime in the Spring.
Come and join us and meet back up with old friends and meet new ones. CatZero staff will also be available to chat to and you can make an appointment if you want any support.
Please register your interest now so we have an idea of numbers www.Facebook.com/CatZeroHumber / [email protected] / 01482 333303.
Our CatZero Journey
We are a unique charity in so many ways – and that is why we transform lives. Here at CatZero our dedicated team works with children, young people and families across the Humber Sub Region, engaging with those living in some of our most deprived communities to truly make a difference to their own lives and lives of those around them.
To us, every person is special, and every challenge faced is an opportunity that is grasped and turned around. ‘Once CatZero: Always CatZero’ is our ethos and we stick true to that. Young or old, our clients are our family and we remain with them through thick and thin! “I have never had a family before. Now I have a family.”
Our programmes not only equip people with the practical skills they need to change their lives, but more importantly, we empower them to overcome personal obstacles that are standing in their way – put simply, we help them to help themselves.
“The guys at CatZero are amazing people, and I can honestly say they all played a part in saving my son’s life. Anyone thinking about a CatZero programme think no more, JUST DO IT,” from the mum of a former participant.
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What do our clients think?
“The crew were fantastic and gave lots of time to us all, explaining all of the many questions we all had about sailing and just generally providing a really enjoyable experience on a great yacht. I would definitely recommend this to anyone to try, as this really was a great way to spend a weekend.”
“I can speak for everyone when I say the experience, personally and as a team, was one that we will remember for a very long time. I think sailing is one of those sports that actually compares to running a business and I took a number of things away, as I am certain others did too. A wonderful group of people and a fantastic charity.”
“The staff lead the programme without being judgemental or condescending. They helped the group to help each other at their own pace – this is the reason why we bonded.”