£19,310.32 raised for FinTrU Charity Partner, Include Youth in 2017

Tuesday 23 January 2018

By Conor Donnelly

FinTrU is delighted to have the opportunity to present Include Youth with a cheque for £19,310.32. 


The employees here at FinTrU have raised this total through many fundraising events such as the Marathon Relay, Dress-down days, Bake Sales, 5km Run/Walk, Quizzes and Pool Challenges to name but a few. FinTrU have helped enhance their employees’ efforts by matching their donations for fundraising attempts which went towards this annual total.
 

The proceeds have helped fund the “FinTrU Food Club”, which provides lunch to young people on the “Give & Take” programme, many of whom would not eat otherwise, whilst also teaching them valuable nutrition and cooking skills. As well as the economic benefits these activities provide, many of these fundraising initiatives, for example the 5k run and bake sales, involve the young people from Include Youth as participants, boosting their confidence and social cohesion skills.


Paddy Mooney, Director of Include Youth said, “Our relationship with FinTrU began as a corporate sponsorship, but very quickly grew into a corporate partnership. I cannot thank our friends at FinTrU enough for their incredible fundraising. The offer of financial assistance was very welcome and still is but it is not the only benefit that Include Youth have gained from the relationship."

 

"Our value base of the young person being central to everything we do was reinforced by FinTrU’s driven values. There has been a genuine respect for the other organisation, and it has been fun whether attending quizzes, or running 5k together, or simply eating a meal with our young people. Staff at FinTrU have given so much more than just fundraising, they have encouraged us to be an even better organisation.”


To read more about FinTrU’s work with Include Youth, please visit the charity section of our site.


If you would like to find out more about Include Youth’s work in the community, please visit their website www.includeyouth.org   
 

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