Didcot TRAIN Youth Project

Nicky Platt

I have lived in the area for over ten years now. I first became aware of the unique work of TRAIN when my eldest daughter hit her mid-teens … and now my youngest daughter is at that stage too. It’s a time when young people need someone to turn to who won’t judge them; people with whom they can be themselves, and to whom they can turn for unconditional support. As a parent, I’ve been hugely impressed by what TRAIN manages to offer, and as a new trustee, I’m committed to taking that provision as far as we possibly can.

In my day job, I run an academic publishing company based at the UCL Institute of Education. It’s a university press that’s entirely dedicated to improving the educational opportunities of all, with a strong emphasis on social justice, and so joining TRAIN is a great opportunity for me to try to put these principles into practice. And, of course, a great privilege.

Support Us

If you would like to support our work please consider joining our growing group of supporters who regularly contribute to our funds.

You can do this easily, just take a look at our donate page.

Or, if you have spare time we are always looking for volunteers to help us work with young people but if you don't feel that is your thing we need halp in many other ways too.