National training provider BB Training Academy has today announced the launch of a partnership with charity Step Together, with the aim of raising £30,000.
The funds will be used to help Step Together continue and extend its work providing bespoke volunteering placements to young people that have found themselves excluded from society.
The charity works with disadvantaged adults across the UK to offer them support to boost their work-based skills while increasing their self-esteem and confidence.
BB Training Academy currently has 2,300 learners and staff who will be challenged to hold sponsored walks, runs, bike rides, sky dives and cake sales to raise as much money as possible.
The two organisations made the decision to collaborate in a bid to help the 11% of young people aged 16-24 who are not in education, employment or training (NEET).
Fay Gibbin, CEO of BB Training Academy, said:
“We want to help lower this figure by working with charities like Step Together, who provide a unique service that targets these vulnerable people, helping them to reach their potential. Over the next 12 months we’ll be doing our best to raise as much money as possible to help Step Together reach even more people.”
Mike Silvey, director at Step Together said:
“A sum like £30,000 will be incredibly useful to our organisation as it allows us to grow and develop. Less than 5% of our annual budget comes without ties, and as such the money raised by BB Training Academy can be spent where it is needed most: helping young people to get their lives on track. We are really grateful for their support.”