Oliver Bonas Charity Partnership

2 January 2019

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UK Youth are thrilled to announce that we have been selected as the ‘Be Kind Charity Partner’ for Oliver Bonas for 2019 and 2020. The Oliver Bonas team have chosen us because of the vital work we do to support young people of all backgrounds across the UK.

About our work

UK Youth is a leading national charity, committed to providing access to appropriate, high quality services in every community so that young people are empowered to build bright futures, regardless of their background or circumstances. Our network of 3,536 local youth organisations reach 1.5 million young people across the UK.

Last year 94,913 young people took part in our programmes and initiatives, with 86% of these young people reporting at least one personal barrier. Of all participating young people, 64% reported an increase in the capabilities that employers have identified as key, such as self-confidence, self-awareness, motivation, personal responsibility, receptiveness, resilience and communication.

The Youth UK Money For Life Money Masterclass at the Gateway Conference Centre in Liverpool

Over 2019 and 2020 the Oliver Bonas team will be supporting UK Youth through: raising awareness of the work of UK Youth, donations from the sale of a range of products in store and online and team fundraising and providing unique engagement opportunities for young people to develop their work skills and experience. Oliver Bonas will also donate 4p out of every 5p paper bag sold, to UK Youth.

A number of Oliver Bonas products will be sold in aid of UK Youth across the two-year partnership with many developed with the UK Youth team and the young people they support. Donations from Oliver Bonas will enable young people build the key life skills they need to build a bright future. Donations will also enable UK Youth to support the 3,536 youth organisations in their network to diversify funding, strengthen quality, harness impact, champion youth and build communities.

92p in every £1 of UK Youth income goes directly to young people and the youth sector.

Quote from Anna Smee, UK Youth CEO:

“UK Youth are thrilled to have been chosen as Oliver Bonas’ Charity Partner to build bright futures for young people. The partnership presents the young people in our network and us with some really exciting opportunities, strengthened by our shared values and positive ethos. We put young people at the heart of what we do and it’s brilliant that Oliver Bonas have also done this, involving young people in the UK Youth product selection, from the very beginning of our partnership.”

Quote from Oliver Tress, Oliver Bonas Founder & Managing Director:

“Myself and the rest of Team OB are extremely excited to have UK Youth as our Be Kind Charity Partner for 2019 & 2020. Our partnership with UK Youth allows us to go beyond fundraising and spreading awareness for the charity. It also allows us to engage with the young people within the UK Youth network to offer experiences and develop life skills which we believe will make a real difference to their lives.”

To find out more about UK Youth visit ukyouth.org or contact victoria.prince-white@ukyouth.org

Registered Charity Number: 1110590

Contact one of the PR Team, Sara or Collette on 0208 974 0123, 078540749747 or pr@oliverbonas.com

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