Incommunities in festive boost for youth charity

This year, Incommunities is bringing some early Christmas cheer to the UK’s leading youth charity supporting disadvantaged young people across the country.

This week, representatives from The Prince’s Trust’s Yorkshire and the Humber office were presented with a cheque for £1,000 from the housing group’s Chief Executive, Geraldine Howley.

The Prince’s Trust run a range of free programmes to help young people develop new skills, boost their confidence and turn their lives around. This year, the charity will have supported nearly 60,000 young people and in 2016 it celebrates its 40th anniversary. Three in four young people helped by The Prince’s Trust move into work, training or education.

It is also the chosen charity for Geraldine Howley, as the current President of the Chartered Institute of Housing for 2015/16.

Incommunities Group Chief Executive, Geraldine Howley said: “Every year, through the work of The Prince’s Trust thousands of young people are given the chance to change their own lives in a positive way.

“I have been lucky enough to see for myself the impact of their work and this donation will help touch many more lives – some across the district – and make a real difference.”

Lucy Hornsby, Head of Philanthropy at The Prince’s Trust’s Yorkshire and the Humber office, said: “Incommunities wonderful donation is a real boost to The Prince’s Trust.

“The donation will go towards running crucial programmes across Yorkshire and the Humber, giving young people the opportunity to turn their lives around.  This valuable support will enable even more young people to move into employment, training or education.”

Written on 1st December 2015Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Members News, News