As with previous years, Saint-Gobain UK & Ireland has selected a charity partner to work with and to raise funds for and support in any way possible.
With a strong thirst for fundraising Saint-Gobain colleagues across the UK have been working together to raise money and awareness; 2017 is set to be no different to any other year.
Building a Brighter Future with Barnardo’s
With that said we are pleased to announce the charity partner for 2017 is… Drum roll please…
Selecting the Barnardo’s Charity
A large amount of research and consideration goes into picking a charity partner.
Saint-Gobain look for a large number of key features which help bring customers, colleges and charity together in a harmonious way in order to create awareness and benefit the charity to the best of our ability.
Having previously worked with Barnardo’s we are happy to welcome them back as this is a charity where we feel we can offer more than just fundraising.
The partnership with Barnardo’s will focus on helping young people, especially those who have spent their childhood in care. In the UK it will focus on the following two areas:
Employment, Training and Skills services. Our work together will use our skills, and fundraising, to help young people by preparing them for entering work, particularly into the construction Industry.
We’ll do this by developing work placements, apprenticeships, coaching and mentoring programmes in collaboration with Barnardo’s and we will aim to develop lifelong relationships with young people as future employees, customers or suppliers.
Starter Homes. We will use our expertise in construction and building comfort, combined with our fundraising, to help Barnardo’s build a series of comfortable starter homes to provide young care leavers with a “stepping stone” to independent living.
This programme, called ‘Gap Homes’ will be rolled out across the UK, starting in Scotland.
Who are Barnardo’s?
This outstanding charity is well known for believing in children. Whoever they are, wherever they have come from or whatever they have done.
Conditional support is given through thick and thin to help meet children’s needs and make sure all voices are heard.
Thomas Barnardo, founder of the Banardo’s charity continues to support and safeguard the most vulnerable children society has seen by helping them achieve their dreams and aspirations.
Barnardo’s Chief Executive, Javed Khan said “We are delighted to have been chosen as Saint-Gobain’s charity partner.
The expertise that Saint-Gobain brings to this partnership will ensure that we can create the best possible start for young people, particularly care leavers looking to take the next steps towards independence
How to support Barnardo’s
Getting involved with CTD and charity partner Barnardo’s couldn’t be easier.
CTD will hold a number of charity events from trade days to cake bakes and much more which will be advertised across social media accounts, in branches nationwide and on the CTD website.
Watch out for fundraising events across 2017 and how you too can help make a difference.