Excalibur Communications, who has been a consistent supporter of good causes – previously winning Business in the Community’s South West Responsible Business Award – has pledged its commitment in time, resources and money in 2017 to the Swindon-based Younite Foundation, which helps disadvantaged children and young people under the age of 21.
“We’d never discourage businesses from helping charities with donations”, said Excalibur’s CEO James Phipps, “but by supporting Younite in many more ways than just writing a cheque, we will ensure, very importantly, that every penny raised goes direct to the young people it is doing such great work with”.
He added: “It is so vital that we give young people hope and also the opportunity to develop themselves. Our work with Younite will also help with children they assist in projects overseas”.
In addition to aiding numerous local organisations such as Swindon Food Bank and Wiltshire Air Ambulance, Excalibur has previously raised £50,000 for the Teenage Cancer Ward Appeal at Royal United Hospital in Bath – and whilst it remains dedicated to local community projects in 2017 and beyond, it wants to give the Younite Foundation every opportunity tomake a positive impact with young people and the most vulnerable.
Fiona Simpson, Director and Outreach Coordinator for the Younite Foundation, continued: “Excalibur already helped us a great deal in 2016 so it is wonderful to be working them this year. They are very generously providing valuable time and resources, which will cover all our costs and get all funds raised direct to those who need them most.
“Too many young people simply don’t have the platform to achieve and contribute to society as a whole. As a foundation we look to redress this balance – and with Excalibur’s help, which isn’t purely financial, we can help individuals make a full and positive contribution to their community”.