On Tuesday 10th May 2016, the halow project was pleased to receive a donation of £2,500 from the St. James’s Place Foundation.
Alan Young, St. James’s Place Foundation Ambassador, presented halow project young people with the cheque at the halow office in Quarry Street, Guildford.
Alan Young said, “I am delighted to continue our support for the halow project whose work makes such a difference to the lives of young people in Guildford and the surrounding area.
“Most of us cannot even begin to imagine what it would be like not to have a reason to get up in the morning, but, sadly, many of the young people halow looks after often do not.
“I have very much enjoyed meeting the beneficiaries of halow’s work here today and hearing about their success in mastering skills that will make them employable.
“It is vital that we do everything we can to ensure that all young people, no matter what their disability, can participate fully in society. This includes having the skills required to get a job, with all that this implies for people’s independence and sense of self-worth.
“I hope that local businesses and charitable foundations will join me in supporting this life-changing programme that is doing so much good in our community.”
The St. James’s Place Foundation is the charitable arm of the St. James’s Place Wealth Management Group. The Foundation has raised over £40 million from staff and partners for good causes around the country. The Foundation’s aim is to make a difference to the lives of children and young people. Since its inception, the Foundation has been keen to support small to medium-sized charities that will benefit significantly from relatively small grants.
The £2,500 donation will support halow’s A Reason to Get Up programme, which explores the themes of arts and crafts, ICT skills, gardening and health and fitness. It provides meaningful daytime activities for young people with a learning disability to learn new skills and have experiences that can enhance their ability to find satisfying employment. The charity is incredibly grateful to have received this second grant from the St. James’s Place Foundation, which previously funded the pilot programme when it first started in 2013.
Find out more about St. James's Place Foundation here.