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South West businesses raise £150K to help unemployed young people in region

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Written by: Hannah Baker | Posted 28 November 2018 16:32

South West businesses raise £150K to help unemployed young people in region

Business leaders and philanthropists from across the South West helped raise £150,000 in one night for The Prince’s Trust at the charity’s biggest regional fundraising event.

The seventh annual Red Dinner took place at Bristol Aerospace and all the money raised will go towards helping unemployed young people in the region get into work, training or education.

More than 450 guests attended the black-tie dinner, which has raised more than £800,000 since its inception.

Heather Frankham, founder of Origin Workspace one of the event’s supporting partners, said: “It was wonderful to see how generous people can be when it comes to providing opportunities for the talent of tomorrow, who may not have had the best start in life.

“Now more than ever we need to prioritise investment in young people as they are the engine room of the future. Their enthusiasm and skills should be nurtured and developed, no matter what their background.

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“The Princes Trust provide a great avenue to support those wanting to put something back into our community through their work with young people.”

Rozzy Amos, Prince’s Trust South of England director, added: “The evening was a great success and we are immensely grateful to the South West community in attendance who showed such generosity. 

“The Young Ambassadors who told their stories were an inspiration and a credit to themselves. It is truly wonderful to see the response to their stories of bravery and transformation.

“The money raised will go a very long way in supporting vulnerable young people in the South West.”

The Red Dinner was also supported by Bristol Private Equity Club, Stuff Advertising and Rice PR. 

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