Gordons pledges help towards Centrepoint
Law firm Gordons has named young people’s homelessness charity Centrepoint Bradford as its charity partner for 2018.
The firm, which has offices in Bradford and Leeds, is aiming to raise enough in donations to fund all of the organisation’s rooms in Yorkshire for a year.
inset, Chloe Sykes, Centrepoint’s senior regional fundraising officer, said: “Gordons’ fundraising activities this year will help to change the lives of homeless young people in Bradford.”
Gordons will also help Centrepoint’s young adults prepare for the world of work by offering mock interviews, CV assistance, mentoring and work experience placements.
Centrepoint Bradford supports young people aged 16-25 to leave homelessness behind, providing accommodation sites and a training hub where young people can access education, health support and job advice. The charity helps 180 young people in Bradford every day.
“Just as important is its commitment to help build skills and create opportunities that will break the cycle of homelessness,” Ms Sykes said. “It’s heartening that the firm’s people will volunteer their time to help young people prepare for the world of work.”
Every year, Gordons selects a charity partner to benefit from fundraising and volunteering activities. Over the past seven years, the firm says it has raised more than £135,000 for its chosen charities, including national children’s charity KidsOut, homelessness charity Simon on the Streets, Willow Young Carers Service, PhysCap and The Friends of Alfie Martin. The law firm, which employs 196 people, was founded in Bradford in 1844.