STAFF at family motor company JCT600, which this year celebrates 70 years in business, have chosen to support the Prince’s Trust with the company becoming a patron of the youth charity.
The Trust, which marks its 40th anniversary this year, believes every young person should have the chance to succeed and helps 13- to 30-year-olds who are unemployed or struggling at school.
The UK’s leading youth charity was chosen as JCT600 is also committed to providing work and training opportunities, including taking on more than 100 apprentices over the last three years to join its 2,300-strong team.
The company was also recently included in the Sunday Times ‘Best 100 Companies to Work For’ list in recognition of its outstanding levels of employee engagement.
Over the next four years, colleagues at JCT600’s Bradford head office and its 50 dealerships across the North and the Midlands will once again take part in a variety of fund-raising events as well as hosting their own charity challenges with all funds being donated to The Prince’s Trust. In addition to fundraising, the company will work closely with the youth charity, providing opportunities for colleagues to work with young people through The Trust, providing coaching and mentoring support.
John Tordoff, chief executive of JCT600, said: ‘With both organisations celebrating a milestone anniversary this year and sharing a common goal to inspire young people and improve their work opportunities, joining forces with The Prince’s Trust seems a perfect fit.
‘Our team has shown enormous enthusiasm and commitment to supporting our annual charities over the last four years, but we felt that embarking on a longer relationship would allow us to have an even greater impact, particularly as we have such strong synergies with the Prince’s Trust.’
Paul Rose, chair of the Prince’s Trust development committee in Yorkshire and the Humber, said: ‘We are absolutely thrilled to welcome JCT600 as a patron of the Prince’s Trust. With this support we can make a real difference.’
Our picture shows Kirsty Moon (back left) of JCT600 and Paul Rose, chair of The Prince’s Trust development committee in Yorkshire and The Humber. Also in the shot are, from the left, Harry Beck, 18, JCT600 apprentice mechanic; Molly Gould, 17, JCT600 apprentice receptionist; Usman Dawood, a photographer supported by The Prince’s Trust; Nick Gray, 18, a JCT600 accounts apprentice; Isiasha John, flower designer and nutritionist supported by The Prince’s Trust; and Connor Young, 18, JCT600 apprentice mechanic.
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