Hays' charity partner from August 2017 is Action for Children, the leading UK charity helping disadvantaged children across the UK.
Staff from Hays offices across the country will undertake a number of fundraising activities throughout the next twelve months to fund an employability programme for young people from disadvantaged backgrounds struggling to get their foot on the work ladder.
Hays employees will be taking part in a variety of exciting and challenging fundraising activities such as sponsored sky dives, bike rides, bake sales and Action for Children’s annual Byte Night.
With over 564,000 young people aged 16-24 being unemployed between February-April 2017 the issue of unemployment in young people across the UK is still extensive and needs addressing. Our employees will also be volunteering with Action for Children, where possible using our expertise to assist with CV preparation, interview skills and job hunting.
Sir Tony Hawkhead, CEO of Action for Children, comments: “I am delighted that Action for Children has been chosen by Hays to be their new charity partner. The funds raised by Hays colleagues will enable us to run a crucially important employability programme for some of the most disadvantaged young people in the UK, supporting our ambition to ensure that any child who needs help gets help.”
Nigel Heap, Managing Director of Hays UK & Ireland, comments: “We’re pleased to announce our charity partnership with Action for Children, a worthwhile cause helping disadvantaged children across the UK. The employability programme will ensure that not only are we able to raise vital funds for the charity but that our expertise helps others. Our consultants across the UK will provide support and advice towards building young people’s employability skills and helping them secure work.”
Hays has successfully run Charity of the Year partnerships for over 10 years and previously has worked with a variety of charities including Marie Curie, NSPCC, Alzheimer’s Society, The Brain Tumour Charity and most recently Together for Short Lives raising £250,000 over the course of the partnership to fund 12,500 hours of care to seriously ill children in hospices across the UK.