A donation from the KFC Foundation has provided much needed support to Bath-based youth charity Mentoring Plus, which supports children and teens facing significant challenges.
Bath’s Mentoring Plus received a £23,000 donation, which comes thanks to the KFC Foundation and the activities of staff and customer fundraising at KFC restaurants across south west England.
The donation will help pay for the recruitment, training and ongoing support of community mentors by the charity’s professional practitioners, who also work directly with young people referred to the charity.
7-21 year olds who are struggling with the effects of difficulties in education and training, poverty, family breakdown or poor mental wellbeing, enjoy space and time to talk with a mentor every week, trying new activities and building confidence, self-esteem and positive aspirations.
Mentoring Plus Director Jamie Luck said: “We were so inspired to learn from the KFC Foundation that they wanted to help their staff support charities they feel motivated about – many KFC team members are also young and won’t have forgotten the challenges we all face as children and teens.
“As a community charity we rely on donations to support young people facing daily struggles, and we’re delighted to be supported across our region by such a well-known organisation.”
Louise Norris, KFC Foundation, added: “The amount raised has been amazing, we are so proud to support Mentoring Plus and the brilliant work they do to support young people in the local area.
“The KFC Foundation gives staff the chance to really get involved in their community.”