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New outdoor space for The Compass Centre thanks to donation from BAM Nuttall

The team at The Compass Centre is delighted to unveil a new gathering space for service users in its garden thanks to a donation from BAM Nuttall Ltd.

The space, which previously was unused, now has a patio area complete with picnic benches and a brand-new shed.

The civil engineering contractors also coordinated a donation of £1750 from themselves, Siemens Energy and Venesky-Brown to the charity, which supports survivors of sexual violence and harm in Shetland.

Lisa Ward, Service Manager at The Compass Centre said: “We’ve been developing our garden into a calming space for service users for a number of years now, but had struggled to find a way to transform the space at the back into somewhere that really felt welcoming. We posted online looking for contractors who might be willing to help us with this, and lucky for us, Lauren Anderson saw the post and got in touch.”

Lauren Anderson, 28, is a Shetlander who has been working with BAM Nuttall Ltd at the Viking Substation as Project Administrator & Social Value Co-ordinator for the last year.

She said "I wanted to do this because I had heard about The Compass Centre and all the amazing support and services they provide to survivors and their work in the community. I was really pleased that when I raised it with the guys, they were all up for making it happen and got to work straight away. I am passionate about supporting local charities and I wish the team at The Compass Centre all the best for the future."

Ward added: “We’re incredibly grateful to Lauren for all her proactive work to make this happen and to and the guys at BAM Nuttall who donated their time and materials, as well as Siemens Energy and Venesky-Brown for their generous donation.”


From left to right: Lauren Anderson, Lisa Ward, Ashlea Tulloch in the new outdoor space at The Compass Centre


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