Businesses help young people raise funds for local charities

Our corporate partners have been getting involved in all sorts of fundraising, supporting young people with their projects.

Last year saw the national launch of our new Key Stage 4 Community-Apprentice programme. With an emphasis on fundraising, volunteers from businesses across the country have been supporting our young people, helping them make an even bigger impact in their communities.  Here are just a few examples:

Andy Spurr and Andy Brellisford from Highway England get stuck in fundraising with young Community Apprentices for local charity, Nilaari

It was great having the young people from Brimsham Green School come to the office to do their fundraising for NILAARI, a local mental health charity. Watching the young people develop from their initial shyness and lack of confidence to presenting to a group of colleagues is amazing and will have a lasting benefit for them. They develop a clear sense of their potential and the skills that they can offer their community. It’s great to see the other staff get in the spirit of things and really help out.

Desiree Li, Strategic Partnerships (Corporate & Authorities) Teams Executive, Highways England

Team Hive fundraising for the Bumblebee Conservation Trust at Tideway HQ in London

What’s so great about this programme is seeing our staff getting involved and trying to make the young people’s fundraising as successful as possible. It was genuinely a lot of fun. We arranged rowing machines so both staff and students could take part in a rowing competition. The staff enjoy the opportunity to give something back to the local community and the young people really enjoyed visiting the office and doing their fundraising here.

John Sage, Corporate Responsibility Manager, Tideway

Staff from financial services firm, Hargreaves Lansdown, support fundraising at Bedminster Down School

My colleagues and I actually went to visit the young people at their school in Bedminster to help out with their fundraising event. It was so much fun, we tried to beat world records such as eating as much jelly as possible with chopsticks - all for a great cause of supporting a local charity and helping young people develop skills by managing their fundraising projects.

Charlotte Hughes, Consultant, Hargreaves Lansdown