Shaw Trust renews UKinbound partnership

UKinbound has renewed its partnership with Shaw Trust, a national charity which aims to transform the lives of young people.

The charity’s specialist services help people gain an education, enter work, develop their career, improve their wellbeing or rebuild their lives.

Since the partnership began a year ago, UKinbound has involved Shaw Trust staff in several of the association’s events and activities.

These include a presentation to members at one of UKinbound’s quarterly general meetings; fundraising at the UKinbound summer ball through a prize-winning raffle; and attending the association’s annual convention in Cardiff.

Furthermore, UKinbound colleagues have volunteered for Shaw Trust, including chairman, Mark McVay (pictured), who ran the London marathon for the charity.

Jenny La-Rocque, national employer manager at Shaw Trust, said: “It’s been great working with UKinbound, and I think they have really enjoyed supporting us as they recognise we are an active, working charity keen to develop our partnership so we both benefit.

“UKinbound has helped us raise awareness and fundraise – at the summer ball this year more than £3,000 was raised, which is fantastic.”

Antonia Stratford, head of public affairs and communications at UKinbound, added: “The association and its members really value the work that Shaw Trust does to improve the skills and prospects of some of the UK’s most vulnerable people.

“One of UKinbound’s key advocacy priorities is to encourage more people to work in the UK’s highly successful tourism industry – at all levels – so our partnership with Shaw Trust is helping us to achieve that goal.”