New Patrons scheme launched by Fresh Futures secures early support!

Fresh Futures is celebrating its 50th birthday year by launching a new Patrons scheme to enable companies from across Kirklees to support our work. Companies are being encouraged to donate £500 to the charity and every penny generated by the campaign will be spent supporting our work with disadvantaged children and young people.

The charity is thrilled to have secured early support for the campaign with two new Patrons announced this month: Brewfitt and Zest for Print.

James Paxman, Operations Director, at Brewfitt says: “We’re delighted to become one of Fresh Futures first ever Patrons. As a local company, the cause is very close to our hearts, and I’m personally committed to supporting Fresh Futures. I’m hoping to take part in a wing walk over the summer and I am hopeful I will secure sponsorship to support the charity’s life-changing work.”

Chris Woodhead, Director at Zest for Print, says: “Fresh Futures runs so many vital projects supporting children and families and we know that the money we’re donating will make a significant difference to the charity and the local community. We’re proud to become one of their Patrons to help them celebrate their 50th birthday year.”

Fresh Futures was launched in 1974 by education visionary Brian Jackson, and has become an established way for disadvantaged children, young people, and their families from across Kirklees to access support. We run several services including child contact centres, domestic abuse perpetrator programmes, young adult employability services and alternative education provision for young people aged 13 – 16.

Katie Shephard, Head of Income and Partnerships at Fresh Futures, says: “We’re delighted to welcome both Brewfitt and Zest for Print on board as our first ever Patrons. This year, we’re seeking 50 Patrons to come on board – this support would make a significant and lasting impact on the services we can deliver across Kirklees. We’d urge all local companies to get in touch today to find out more about how to support us and build a lasting partnership making a difference to children and young people.”

For anyone interested in finding out more about the Patrons scheme, email [email protected] and one of the friendly Income and Partnerships team will get in touch with more information.