Financial services consultancy and software provider Altus has announced that its staff has chosen Bath-based Off The Record as its charity of the year.
Off The Record improves the emotional health and wellbeing of young people across Bath and North-East Somerset by providing a range of free services including counselling, listening support, youth participation, advocacy and specialist groups, support for care leavers and a LGBT+ focused youth group.
Off The Record will receive a donation from Altus equivalent to 1% of its net profit.
Altus staff will also be supporting Off The Record on a number of projects over the coming year.
Off The Record’s Director Phil Walters commented: “Off the Record worked with over 2,500 young people across Bath and North East Somerset in 2018, to have their voice heard and have a healthy mind.
“The demand for our services is growing year on year, and this invaluable donation from Altus will support OTR to provide more services to the young people in BANES that really need it.
“We’re looking forward to working more closely with Altus over the next year, and hopefully develop an ongoing relationship.”
Altus’s Managing Director Kevin Okell said: “We have a very close connection with the charity, and that’s not only because we are neighbours.
“One of our colleagues received support from Off The Record in the past and that is how the charity came to be nominated in the first place.
“This really brings home the amazing work the charity does with young people, and we can’t wait to give Off The Report our full support this year.
“As a Bath-based company, we believe that we have a strong role to play in giving back to our local community and we are very proud to support local charities in their mission to help young people fulfil their true potential.”
2019 marks the 25th anniversary of Off The Record. The charity will host a Ball on Friday 4th October to celebrate the significant milestone.