Begbies Traynor, the UK’s leading independent insolvency firm, is the latest Yorkshire business to lend its support to One in a Million, a Bradford-based charity that works with disadvantaged children and young people across the city.
The charity uses sport, the arts and enterprise themed community programmes to engage with local youngsters, developing their skills, understanding and confidence with the goal of helping them progress into employment, education and training.
Begbies Traynor’s Bradford team, led by insolvency director Jason Ainge who grew up in the city, joins a host of other local businesses that support One in a Million as corporate partners. The network of Bradford businesses provides financial support to the charity as well as assisting by providing mentoring and work placements to young people via One in a Million.
Jason said: “Bradford is my home city, I am a Bradford Grammar SchooI alumnus and feel strongly that local businesses should do what they can to give back to the city.
“After attending the very emotional STARS Awards evening at the Grammar School as a guest, where I heard about the way in which One in a Million is helping to improve life chances, health and wellbeing for disadvantaged young people in Bradford, I knew that Begbies Traynor would want to be part of it.
“As a firm, our role is to work with local businesses, providing them with recovery advice and we’re committed to supporting the communities in which we work. Being Bradford born and bred and a parent myself, I will be actively looking for ways in which Begbies Traynor can support this vital local charity.”
One In A Million is a Bradford based charity that engages predominantly with disadvantaged children and young people, through Sports, the Arts and Enterprise. Its ‘Hub and Spoke’ model enables it to use formal and informal education as a delivery mechanism to break cycles of deprivation affecting young lives, valuing and celebrating their uniqueness, and letting them know they are ‘one in a million’.