If you’re after some mates’ rates on a bouncy castle for your parish fair or school event, then the Hutt Valley Whānau Trust may have the deal for you. The Trust, which was established by the Bishop’s Community Development Trust to fund youth work in the Hutt Valley, has purchased a business called Party Castles – and will use it as an income stream as well as an employment and training opportunity for youth in the Hutt Valley.
The Trust funds youth workers at Maidstone Intermediate School, and is looking to fund more in 2018. It also funds the work of our diocesan youth development co-ordinator for the Hutt Valley, Andy Spence. Andy says that investing in this business was a deliberate move. “We have chosen this one because it is aimed at young people, something we are passionate about. It gives an easy way for young people to start to learn the basics of a job, and it provides a missional opportunity to be in the back yards of families and children explaining the mission of our church and organisation.”
Party Castles can deliver and put up a bouncy castle from $150 for parish fairs, kids’ parties or other activities. All profit goes back into helping the youth of the Hutt Valley, and the company employs young people to set them up and run them. Head to the Party Castles website here.