As big champions of young people and making sure everyone has an equal chance to get ahead and progress, we’re keen to support organisations that do the same. That’s why we’ve recently selected Barnardo’s as our charity partner for 2017. Through the partnership, Jewson employees will raise vital funds for the charity as part of our ‘Together’ initiative.
We kicked the partnership off by breaking a Guinness World Record for the most people wrapping presents simultaneously at our annual Jewson conference. We managed to wrap over 800 presents and donated all of them to Barnardo’s children homes.
The partnership will see Jewson and other Saint-Gobain companies take part in volunteering and fundraising activities with proceeds collected throughout the year used to transform the lives of vulnerable children. The focus of the partnership will be to help young people across the UK, particularly those who have spent their childhood in Local Authority care and need support in entering the world of work as an independent adult.
Over the course of the partnership, we’ll be continuing to ensure vulnerable young people have access to support, advice and work opportunities, through initiatives such as Street League – the UK’s leading sport for employment charity.
Keep your eyes peeled for news of our fundraising activities, including the annual Tour de Jewson, throughout the year!
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