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Cooper Associates Foundation grant enables PROMISEworks to train mentors

Are you concerned about less fortunate families and young people in and around Taunton? Do you want to make a difference to a young person who needs support? Can you spare a few hours every week or fortnight?

Cooper Associates Foundation is enabling PROMISEworks to find, train and support six local volunteers to mentor six of the 47 children and young people currently in need of PROMISEworks’ support in the Taunton area.

Tom Abell, Trustee of Cooper Associates Foundation and Somerset cricketer presented the cheque for £12,000 to PROMISEworks Chair Robert Peto and PROMISEworks Taunton Case Holder Christell Charles.

Robert said: “PROMISEworks is excited to receive this generous donation from Cooper Associates Foundation which will allow us to help 6 more young people over a minimum two year period to build a life that works for each of them.”

Victoria Tremear, Trustee of The Cooper Associates Foundation, said: “The Cooper Associates Foundation is delighted to be able to support PROMISEworks with a donation of £12,000. PROMISEworks is doing amazing work within our local communities, providing essential support to vulnerable young people through one-to-one mentoring. We are thrilled that our donation will be used to train the ‘Cooper’s Cohort’ of six mentors, so they are equipped to support the young people they are working with.” 

Christell already supports volunteers working one to one with young people in the area. Would you have time to join us and become one of the ‘Cooper’s Cohort’?

Training is scheduled for January/February; in the meantime please contact Christell (by email so she can meet with you and discuss what is needed.

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