Officials at a charity that helps young people achieve a better future are celebrating after the grounds of its Lowestoft hub were transformed.

Inspire, which supports under 25s in Suffolk, sent out a DIY SOS-style call for help in revamping the grounds of its Lowestoft base where they offer mental health programmes, career mentoring, holiday clubs, and Prince’s Trust schemes.

Admitting it would have taken them months to transform the space, a team from Sizewell C and their local supply chain came to their aid - with the volunteers turning into gardeners, painters and handymen as they "totally revamped" the area.

The Sizewell C Force for Good volunteering day saw employees from the power station join its supply chain colleagues from Associated British Ports (ABP), Volker, and Ferncom to revamp the venue’s facilities outside.

This included painting, gardening, and waste removal.

The Inspire hub grounds in Lowestoft after the makeover. Picture: Sizewell C LtdThe Inspire hub grounds in Lowestoft after the makeover. Picture: Sizewell C Ltd (Image: Sizewell C Ltd)

Danielle Wright, operations manager at Inspire, said: "We really wanted to improve the outside space for the young people we support, but we’re limited in what we can do ourselves.

"We can only allocate a few hours maintenance a week, and even something like organising a skip requires careful budgeting.

"To have Sizewell C, ABP, and the teams down here is really transformational for us.

"Nothing was too much trouble – and they have totally revamped the space for us.

"It would have taken us months to do all this ourselves."

Ms Wright added that the more support Inspire has from local organisations, the more it is able to help young people in the area to make positive decisions about their future.

Michael English, one of the Sizewell C volunteers, said: "Having the opportunity to help Inspire like this was an incredibly rewarding experience for me personally."

Paul Ager, Divisional Port Manager at ABP, said: “Seeing the ABP Lowestoft team come together, and join forces with other businesses to support Inspire, has been incredibly fulfilling."

Other Suffolk companies joined the collective effort as paint was provided by Portable Space in Bacton and Homebase in Lowestoft provided discounts on materials.