Connect News & Media donates £2000 to the Amber Foundation

Monday 9th May 2016

Managing Director Jonathan Bunting presented a cheque for £1700 to one of the charity’s residential centres in Surrey.

This is the second time Connect News & Media has donated to the charity – in December it contributed £300 from its Pass My Parcel business.

The latest donation was raised from the Company’s engagement survey, after pledging to make a contribution for every survey completed by staff.

The good engagement result enabled Connect News & Media, whose Head Office is based in Swindon, to make the healthy donation. Jonathan and his colleague Deborah Preston, HR Director, travelled to Surrey to present the cheque this week.

Amber is a small charity that works with homeless, unemployed young people – many of whom have complex histories involving crime, drug and alcohol abuse and mental health issues. The charity has three residential centres in Surrey, Devon and Wiltshire that help 200 young people each year.

Ben, a former resident at the Foundation, explained how the Foundation helped to turn his life around:

“A year ago I was a mess – I had a serious drinking problem, was homeless and had no prospects whatsoever. Now, I am almost 10 months sober, I have a good job and have even got engaged. Its charities like Amber that really allow people to change their lives – thank you Amber for not giving up on me and helping me find the right path. It’s a truly wonderful charity.”

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