Pertemps have donated almost £5,000 to The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award’s Ambassador Fund in Coventry and Warwickshire.
The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE), the world’s leading youth achievement award, offers tried and tested non-academic personal development programmes that help young people develop vital skills for life and work.
Pertemps’ contribution to the Ambassadors Fund will help to transform the life chances of 100 local young people in Coventry and Warwickshire. With this contribution, the DofE will develop young people’s leadership skills and help them to encourage their peers to learn essential skills, connect with the community and aspire to positive futures through their programme activities.
In Coventry and Warwickshire last year 4,088 young people started their DofE, contributing 51,220 hours of volunteering. The Young Ambassador role is key to reach and support those young people who are struggling to find positive role models and routes into adulthood.
Pertemps PR and Communications Executive, Charlotte Durham, had the pleasure of presenting the cheque to two ambassadors, Amber Norris and Imogen Legg from President Kennedy School and Community College in Coventry. Also, in attendance were DofE representatives, Jackie Bull Regional Director, Amanda Sanders Senior Relationship Manager and Myshola Kirkham, DofE Manager and teacher at President Kennedy School.
Regional Director, Jackie Bull said “It is commonly known that leading UK companies regard the DofE as the most highly rated extra-curricular activity a young person can do. It has a profound impact on the employability prospects and health and well-being of young people across the UK.
“Our ambassador initiative gives young people the opportunity to realise their full potential and with businesses’ commitment, such as the support from Pertemps, thousands of young people will grow in confidence, discover their potential and achieve their dreams. Contributions from businesses are helping to ensure all young people can benefit.”
Pertemps Lifetime President, Tim Watts said “Both my daughters took part in the DofE and I have seen first-hand how a DofE programme can have a positive influence on young people’s lives. The DofE helped develop my daughter’s self-confidence and self-belief. On behalf of Pertemps, it’s an honour to help support this worthwhile charity and the generation of today.”
Find out more about the DofE, www.DofE.org