Gor­dons pledges help to­wards Cen­tre­point

Yorkshire Post - Business - - BUSINESS / NEWS -

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.

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