Kinleigh Folkard & Hayward launches charity partnership with London Youth
Kinleigh Folkard & Hayward recently announced their 2017 companywide charity partnership with London Youth. London Youth is a charity that supports a network of diverse community youth groups and clubs across the capital. Their mission is to support and challenge young Londoners to become the best they can be. Julian Peak, Sales Director at KFH, explains more about the partnership and how KFH will work with London Youth in the year ahead: “When searching for a partner, we wanted a charity that focused on London, tapped into the needs of our capital and resonated with our staff. After meeting the London Youth team and visiting the community centres, we knew London Youth would be the perfect partner for KFH. “Our staff are already engaged with the partnership and their local community centres and clubs. We have scheduled a number of fundraising events and days throughout 2017 to help London Youth in their quest to develop the confidence, social skills and interaction of those young Londoners who need it most. “At KFH we are all very excited about working with London Youth. Life is busy and amidst all the sales targets, appointments and competition, it is refreshing to know that with our success we are able to add value, contribute and make a difference in a very special way.” Rosemary Watt-Wyness, CEO of London Youth comments: “We are so excited to be working with KFH over the next year as their charity partner. This is a great opportunity to showcase the value of good youth work and connect local businesses with community youth organisations situated right on their doorstep. Through the efforts of KFH staff, our members will be able to develop stronger partnerships, raise income for their vital work with young people, and build stronger communities. "We really value our relationship with KFH and are extremely grateful for their support of our work.”
As of 13th March, 2017, the funds so far raised for London Youth was £1,500 following a charity quiz night. Over 90 people attended the night held last week at the Slug and Lettuce, Waterloo, with the event itself raising over £400 - double the initial target. The money raised goes towards their overall target of £60,000 by the end of 2017. Daniel Montaque, Sales Manager at KFH London Bridge, said: “It was a fantastic night and I’m really grateful to everyone who came and helped add to the fundraising we’re doing this year. London Youth do exceptional work across the Capital and we want to do all we can to raise awareness and much needed funds for the youth groups and clubs they support” As well as raising money and awareness for London Youth, KFH is also supporting 11 specific youth clubs and groups local to their KFH branches and offices.