Michelmores is pleased to announce that it will be partnering with local charity The Amber Foundation throughout 2018.
The Foundation helps local homeless, unemployed young people in the South West to regain control of their lives, find their feet and move on to positive, independent futures. They deliver a blend of support, training, experience and opportunity that encourages young people to focus on their strengths and move forward towards work, secure housing and a more fulfilling future.
Michelmores was inundated with submissions from local charities to become its next Charity of the Year. After a challenging shortlisting process, three charities went to a staff vote – with the Amber Foundation taking the final place.
2017 was a fantastic year of fundraising for the Firm’s Exeter office, with last year’s annual Michelmores Charity Run raising a record-breaking £33,400. The event, now in its 18th year, sees over 1,000 runners take to the streets of the Exeter City Centre each year, with 100% of the proceeds going to the Firm’s chosen charity.
Kim Whittle, Centre Manager at the Foundation’s Ashley Court residential centre in Devon commented:
“We are delighted that Michelmores has chosen the Amber Foundation as its next Charity of the Year. The funds that they raise will play a vital role in helping young people in crisis to positively turn their lives around.
“We are working with Michelmores to develop an exciting volunteering programme, to include projects such as workshops for residents to develop their employability skills. This support is invaluable to us as it will enrich our development programme, providing our residents with the opportunity to raise their aspirations – whilst also giving the volunteers a greater understanding of the issues surrounding youth homelessness and the challenges that young people can face.
“This really is set to be a special partnership and an exciting year!”