Mentor Link which supports distressed and vulnerable children and young people has secured new funding from Redditch and Bromsgrove children’s charity the Oakland Foundation.

Agreeing to support the work of Mentor Link in Redditch, the Oakland Foundation will now fund Mentor Link’s work with a local young person in Redditch or Bromsgrove for the coming year. Mentor Link’s dedicated and highly trained volunteer mentors work with young people to help them achieve positive changes in their lives and for them to remain engaged with their families, their learning and to achieve a successful and positive transition into adulthood.

Mentor Link Chief Executive Andrea Maddocks MBE commented: “Many thanks to the Oakland Foundation for supporting Mentor Link which provides one to one support to vulnerable and distressed children. The demand for our services is very high this year, so financial support is vital in ensuring that these children obtain a prompt and professional service when needed. For further information about our services to children, see our website www.mentorlink.org.uk.”

The Oakland Foundation charity supports projects and organisations based around Health and Nutrition, Education and Sport for children under 16 and their families and was created by Redditch-based multi temperature supply chain and food distribution operator Oakland International six-years ago.

Oakland Foundation Trustee, Hayley Smith, commented: “The Oakland Foundation is delighted to support Mentor Link and the vision they have to extend their support of schools and young people in the area.”

Working with community stakeholders, schools and youth organisations, the Oakland Foundation is extending its support of student and youth initiatives through new partnerships with the council, local businesses and community and voluntary groups and organisations.

Image details L to R: Mentor Link Recruiter Karen Arnold and Chief Executive Andrea Maddocks MBE.

 

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