Leading North East care, leisure and property business, Malhotra Group plc, has chosen The Prince’s Trust as its nominated charity for 2019.
The Trust, founded by HRH The Prince of Wales, helps young people to transform their lives for the better, by providing access into jobs, education and training. Last year alone it supported more than 58,000 young people to live, learn and earn.
Malhotra Group plc will support it by offering work experience, in different areas of its operation, to the young people with whom the charity is currently working in the region.
Staff from the company will also take part in The Trust’s Million Makers Dragons' Den-style fundraising challenge; an entrepreneurial competition in which teams of employees turn an initial £1500 investment into at least £10k profit in just six months.
Atul Malhotra, operations director at family-owned Malhotra Group plc, said: “The Prince’s Trust was an obvious candidate for our support, as a young, skilled and committed workforce is crucial to the stability and growth of companies like ours.
“The Prince’s Trust does a superb job in giving young people the skills and confidence they need to join the workplace and we will do everything we can to assist them.”
Sharon Arbuckle, Head of Corporate Partnerships at The Prince’s Trust, said: “We are delighted to have the support of Malhotra Group plc, which has named The Prince’s Trust as its charity of the year.
“Many of the young people who turn to us for help are facing great difficulties in their lives. They may be care leavers, experiencing homelessness, struggling with mental health problems or overcoming their own personal barriers. We are here to help.
“It is thanks to supporters like Malhotra Group plc that we’re able to continue to change the lives of young people across the UK.
“We look forward to working with Malhotra Group plc to offer young people new opportunities to live, learn and earn.”