Gemma Copp becomes LandAid Ambassador
Gemma Copp becomes LandAid Ambassador.
Architect, Gemma Copp, has become a lead and regional ambassador for LandAid, helping 16-24 year olds who are, or at risk of, becoming homeless.
LandAid connects several housing charities with a collective mission to deliver life-changing services and end youth homelessness across the UK. The organisation aims to bring the property industry together, utilising skills and expertise to build awareness, fundraise, and establish a network of pro bono opportunities.
The ambassadors are a team of professionals who play a vital role driving social value through a number of activities that have included sports tournaments and game nights. Gemma’s involvement follows her participation in this year’s LandAid Sleepout event, which raised just under £30,000 in the North West and £465,000 across England.
As a youth, Gemma directly benefited from the positive work of LandAid. While living at the YMCA, she was placed with a support worker who helped her enroll at university and pursue a degree in architecture.
Commenting on becoming an ambassador, Gemma, said: “LandAid's support during my teenage years was life-changing. I received help and access to guidance that enabled me to develop crucial life skills and mediate family relationships, which allowed me to stay in college and achieve my exams.”
“Becoming an ambassador is a full circle moment and I am proud to be in a position to give back to an organisation that has given so much to me.”
As a practice, we are also proud to sponsor this year’s North West LandAid gala dinner, which is being held at Manchester Hall on 21st April.
Gemma is a skilled architect who is experienced in neighbourhood planning, placemaking, and the design and delivery of residential schemes.