Summer 2014 saw the re opening of the Maes y Lade Centre. When Essex Boys & Girls Clubs bought the centre in April 2014, it had been unused for a year and a half. Being remote and ‘off-grid’, the challenge was to get the centre back up and running in a short space of time. An EBGC team of staff and volunteers took up the challenge over several weekends and by June we were ready to go. The sun has shined most of the time(!) and young people from Essex have taken part in a great range of outdoor activities and got to experience the stunning Brecon Beacons National Park. Just look at their faces!