Sharon Stoddart


Mayfield and Easthouses Youth 2000 Project
Mayfield and Easthouses Youth 2000 Project (Y2K) is a community based youth work and informal education resource for young people aged 11 to 18. Y2K provides a safe environment for young people aged within drop ins, where support, information and advice can be offered and where young people can develop positive, trusting relationships with other young people and with staff. Y2K is a 'one of a kind' project in Midlothian East and our service is characterised by being rooted in, and grown from, the local community. Y2K provides drop ins 6 nights per week, streetwork 2 nights per week, a 1-2-1 services for extremely isolated, vulnerable young people. They support young Mums from the surrounding communities and offer support services withing the high schools. Y2K also provide training and work placements to young people, particularly those struggling in mainstream education.
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Seeds For The Future: Adam, our Gardener

Sharon Stoddart

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Hi, thanks for visiting.

Interested in the future of young people and offering the sort of opportunity once open to all? Interested in investing in young people AND getting a return for your support?

We want you to invest in one of our young people, Adam Kelly, and offer him, and young people like him, a fresh start in life.

Adam came to Midlothian Garden Service as part of his school timetable. He was finding it difficult to maintain a place in formal education and was engaging in risk taking/anti-social behaviour.

For Adam this was to be no 'easy option'. If Adam didn't attend school, he didn't attend the Garden Service!

After some initial ups and downs, Adam became an enthusiastic and committed member of the team. He thrived in a hands on, practical environment, completed his placement and moved on to a work programme provided by Midlothian Training Services (MTS).

This programme has now ended and Adam has been given an 8 week extension. Y2K and Midlothian Garden Service would like to recognise Adam's commitment by offering a one year contract, with study of Horticulture Level 2 at Border College.

This can only be achieved with your help. We need to reach £6,500 to provide an opportunity to break the cycle of unemployment experienced by too many young people.

Adam has proven his right to employment and training. Now we want you to help by investing in ‘The Seeds of the Future’.  

Your investment can make all the difference - watch Adam and others like him to grow and in return:

  • For a £10 investment you will get a Seed of the Future
  • For a £50 investment you will get a Tree of Life
  • For a £100 investment you will get a hand made raised planter box
  • For a £500 investment you will get a two-day garden tidy-up*
  • For a £1,000 investment you will get a three-day garden make-over*.
* (Local gardens only)

Many thanks

Sharon Stoddart
Project Manager (Y2K & MGS)

Recent donors

18.10.13 Congratulations Adam. You are working hard to secure your future. A good example and encouragement to others.

15.10.13 Hope you reach your target, Adam

18.09.13 Good luck Adam, hope you reach your target.

17.09.13 Good luck in raising the funding Adam. You really do deserve it. I can still remember your enthusiasm from that first aid course I taught - you really impressed me with your level of commitment to development.

17.09.13 Aim high!

17.09.13 I hope you read your target. Good luck for the future Adam, you have a lot of people 'rooting' for you!

17.09.13 Good luck Adam!!!

15.09.13 Well done Adam.

15.09.13 Good luck Adam - hope you meet your target!

15.09.13 We would like to wish Adam the best of luck for the future

10.09.13 Good Luck

05.09.13 All the best Adam!

04.09.13 Good luck pal! If ya want something bad enough you'll get it. Hope everyone can chip in and give you the opportunity you deserve

04.09.13 Thank you, Adam!

03.09.13 good luck and all the best with your fund raising what a great start for you Adam

28.08.13 All the best Adam, everyone deserves as least 1 chance in life.....if you need to practice your weeding skills my garden is there for you :o)


28.08.13 Proud to support Adam and Y2K


26.08.13 Great idea - hope it is successful. Best of luck to you Adam and well done.

24.08.13 Great idea, and well worth small monetary investment for the huge difference it will continue to make to this young guy!

24.08.13 It's amazing seeing Adam develop at Y2K. Good luck with this.

23.08.13 Adam, you're making great progress: we wish you every success with your year.

23.08.13 Thank you everyone who has donated, hope we reach the target! :)

21.08.13 Hope you raise everything you need. All the best for the future


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