We were delighted to make the announcement last night, at a function held at Oddfellows in Chester, that Sir John Timpson is our first official patron.
At the event, hosted by television presenter Melissa Porter, Sir John spoke of his experience with foster children, his focus on creating opportunities for young children in care and his reasons for supporting WeMindTheGap.
“WeMindTheGap are the best of the best at looking after young people with attachment problems, and as such they are a role model organisation – everyone can learn from what they do. I am delighted to be their very first patron, and to give the charity my support as it grows to offer more opportunities to more young people every year,” he said.
We are honoured to have someone with Sir John Timpson’s standing as our patron. He has a long and well-respected history, not only in business but also a history of caring for young people in the community. He will certainly help us raise our profile and achieve our goals, which include expanding our successful modelinto more regions across the UK. Our charity is going from strength to strength and this is another step in the right direction, as we endeavour to improve the lives of young women by running more traineeships in more communities every year, giving them the tools to move from being ‘prisoners of circumstance’ to ‘pilots of their own lives’.
Sir John will lend his support to us and also to our business partners, as we continue to provide underprivileged women between the ages of 18 and 25 with six month totally holistic paid work traineeships, plus on-going support. As a result of this six-month programme, our participants are able access and develop necessary life skills and experiences, which so many take for granted.
Read more about Sir John Timpson here: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/connect/small-business/john-timpson-what-fostering-children-taught-me-about-business-life/