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Recruitment firm raises almost 12k for Lancashire charity

Cummins Mellor Recruitment, based in Accrington, staged the Black and Gold themed charity ball in aid of Blackburn Youth Zone.

The event, which took place at Stanley House, attracted more than 170 guests and featured entertainment by three of the Youth Zone’s own members, each of whom performed a dance routine.

Clients, colleagues and friends of Cummins Mellor generously supported a charity raffle and auction, which raised much-needed funds for the not-for-profit organisation.

One auction prize – a dinner party for 10 guests donated by Chefs Jobs UK, a specialist hospitality division of Cummins Mellor – raised over &pound1,000.

Representatives from Barclays Bank also made a sizeable donation after agreeing to match funds raised to a maximum of &pound5,000, meaning the final total raised on the night topped &pound11,750.

Richard Mellor, Managing Director of Cummins Mellor Recruitment, said: “We were overwhelmed by the amount of support we received from businesses in Lancashire who attended and donated prizes for the evening.

“The amount of money raised shows how much other businesses are willing to get behind what is a fantastic cause, and I would personally like to thank everybody who made the night such a success.

“We are passionate about young people and understand the importance of developing young talent so they can become tomorrow’s leaders.

“Eight current members of staff at Cummins Mellor started with us as Modern Apprentices and have since gone on to secure senior positions within the company.

“Blackburn Youth Zone is a super organisation that provides amazing support for young people in the area and we are proud to support it.”

The money raised from the ball will go towards a campaign to create 100 new teen leaders at the Youth Zone. The leaders will be role models for younger members of the community and be given the opportunity to gain qualifications as well as volunteering.


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