Argos in Trowbridge has given a youth homelessness charity £600 of vouchers from its annual community fund to help 'broken' youth build successful futures.

The catalogue giants chose to support Amber which houses up to 30 young people at Bythesea Lodge in Trowbridge.

New store manager Sarah Lynes asked her staff which charity they should support and overwhelmingly, they chose Amber.

Sarah visited the supported living centre with some of her staff to hand over the vouchers.

Centre manager, Jennie Rubel said: “It was such a pleasure hosting Sarah and store staff, showing them around the centre and meeting some of the young people here so they could learn more about what we do.

“We are thrilled they chose us to receive the vouchers. After discussing it with staff and residents we have decided to spend the money on replacing some worn-out equipment for our gym which has had a lot of use especially over the last 12 months.”

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The young people Amber helps face a range of complex issues including homelessness, long-term unemployment and mental ill-health.

A spokesman for the charity said these issues have only been made worse during the pandemic year.

Sarah said they were humbled by their visit to Amber and praised the works of the staff.

She added: “I understand that sadly many of the residents arrive quite broken but it’s amazing how, with the right support, they can move on successfully and have a good productive life.

“I spoke to a few of the young men living there and they seem really at home and positive about the opportunities Amber is giving them. I am not surprised – it’s a lovely, caring, nurturing place.”

To find out more about Amber including volunteering opportunities please visit