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KCOM dedicates over 2,000 hours in volunteering to The Prince’s Trust

Employees from communications provider KCOM have dedicated over 2,000 hours in volunteering time to help young disadvantaged people across the UK find work.

Employees from communications provider KCOM have dedicated over 2,000 hours in volunteering time to help young disadvantaged people across the UK find work.

Rosie Battye, Private Sector Fundraising Manager for the North of England at The Prince’s Trust said: “In the last year alone volunteers from KCOM have donated around 250 hours to help with some of The Prince’s Trust programmes. They delivered CV writing and interview skills workshops to give practical support to young people seeking employment.

“To add to this fantastic number, we estimated that the two Million Makers teams from KCOM contributed around 1840 hours through taking part in The Trust’s fundraising initiative, taking the total amount of fundraising hours to 2,090, which is an amazing achievement.”

Paul Simpson, Chief Financial Officer at KCOM said: “Since we became a patron of The Prince’s Trust in 2012, our employees from across the business based at all our sites, from Hull to Exeter, have embraced the charity and the work it does with disadvantaged young people in the area.

“Whether it’s helping young people write an effective CV or get back into education, these are all key skills that help young people find employment. We’re looking forward to continuing our support for The Trust and the brilliant work it does.”

More than one in five (23 per cent) young people in Yorkshire and the Humber are struggling to find work. The Prince’s Trust gives young people, who might otherwise struggle, the opportunity to achieve their full potential by giving practical support to the young people who need it most. The hours that the volunteers have contributed will help develop key skills, confidence and motivation, allowing young people to move into work, education or training.

KCOM has pledged £100,000 of financial support over four years to help support The Prince’s Trusts’ Million Makers, xl and TEAM programmes.