Transitions UK, a local charity that supports disadvantaged young people aged 15-25, celebrated the New Year with their very successful 2020 and 100 Club Launch on Friday 24th January at Doubletree Hotel/MK Dons.
The event was organised by Community Engagement Manager, Soraia Edwards. With over 50 people in attendance, the event was a sell-out and a great networking event: a brilliant opportunity to share with local businesses in Milton Keynes more about the importance of Transitions UK and what they do - and the benefits to local businesses of working in partnership with them. Sponsors of the event included Queensbury Consulting Ltd and Metrobank Ltd.
Transitions UK and Queensbury Consulting, together with Business Live UK, have formed the Transformation Partnership to be a vehicle for community initiatives, especially for young people in Milton Keynes.
Transitions UK provides support and care through mentoring and personal development schemes across Herts, Beds and Bucks. Working with 25 young care leavers each year in Milton Keynes on their Attain project, they are ambitious to expand it. The project provides life changing opportunities for support, skills development and transition to purposeful independence. The launch event presented a chance for all who attended to hear from Ron Overton CEO and Vanessa Leroux, Senior Projects Manager, about the work they do and the opportunities available to get involved. Attendees were also treated to a presentation from a young care leaver from the Attain Project. Josh explained how far he has come and the battles he faced - and how the charity and project had made such a difference to him.
The Attain project enabled Josh to become a qualified PT and work closely with some brilliant mentors; he made some fantastic connections at the event that will help him set up his new business. All in all, the Transitions UK 2020 and 100 Club Launch was an inspiring few hours. Various businesses who attended have made some amazing pledges to support the charity in various ways, and the charity is looking forward to working with them all over the course of the year. Transitions UK also runs the 100 club and are looking for 100 local businesses to partner with them to changes lives and futures.
Ron Overton had this to say at the event
Contact Soraia Edwards on 07719 956755 or Ron Overton on 01582 380620 |www.transitionsuk.org | Charity No 1160105