Since 2014, Vodafone’s Community Connection Awards have been changing lives in the UK. The Vodafone UK staff selected Youth Concern, a counselling group for helping vulnerable individuals aged 13 to 25, to receive a £1,000 worth of funds as a reward for their work.
Youth Concern helps resolve a plethora of issues, including:
– Mental health
Apart from that, the group also runs the Aylesbury Nightstop Programme, a way to help young people who are on the brink of homelessness.
The funds received will go towards The Next Step, a project designed to help those who are in need of alternative accommodation for up to one year. Also, there will be bespoke packages put together for those who are living independently.
Fran Borg-Wheeler, CEO at Youth Concern, commented they’re really grateful to have been picked by the staff to receive the Vodafone Community Connection Award. Thanks to the funds received, The Next Step project will finally be able to become reality. According to the group, every individual deserves a safe place to stay, and the award goes a long way towards making this possible for the residents of Aylesbury.
Wayne Brown, manager of a Vodafone store that’s located in Aylesbury, expressed his delight regarding the donation. After hearing about The Next Step project, he was confident that the financial award was placed in good hands. He is convinced that the young individuals living in Aylesbury will benefit from this.