Gordon Yates launches Quotes for Kids
Gordon Yates launches Quotes for Kids to support jobless young people
An innovative campaign to raise money for childrens charity Barnardos has been launched by Gordon Yates, a leading London recruitment and training consultancy. Gordon Yates has pledged to raise 30,000 to support a project to help young people struggling to get a job and has pitched in 10,000 to get the ball rolling.
Richard Grace, co-Managing Director at Gordon Yates, comments: Were fed up with the constant talk about recession and business survival, and its high time we focused on helping others in more difficult circumstances. Theres a natural link between our recruitment and training activities and helping young people unlucky enough to be out of a job. Our team is hugely enthusiastic about the project and were hoping to get many of our clients involved too.
A large proportion of the funds will be raised through Gordon Yates Quotes for Kids campaign. Clients, family, friends in fact, anyone willing to get involved - are invited to visit www.quotesforkids.net to share their favourite quotation. Participants will vote for the most popular sayings, which will then be published in a booklet with all sales proceeds going to Barnardos. Richard Grace says: The aim of the campaign is to involve as many people as possible and to have fun. It doesnt cost anything to suggest a quote that others will enjoy and youll be helping a great cause.
Funds raised will be used to build an IT suite at Barnardos Hub Centre in Tower Hamlets, one of the poorest parts of London. Launched in 2008, the Hub gives a helping hand to 16 to 19 year olds who are on the NEETS (Not in Employment, Education or Training) register. Help provided includes support in literacy and numeracy and an opportunity to achieve industrially-recognised qualifications. The IT Suite will help young people further develop their skills and training.
Earlier this year, Gordon Yates successfully launched its Career Doctor training service focused on job hunting skills. Weve got 62 years experience of helping people to find jobs, so this was an easy transition for us, comments Richard Grace. Consultants and trainers at Gordon Yates will also be volunteering to help prepare young people at the Hub for job hunting.