A charity set up to help young people who fall on hard times is marking its 35th birthday.
Youth Concern, based at the Uptown Coffee Bar in Whitehill Lane, Aylesbury was set up to help young people with complex needs.
To mark its 35th year the charity started a Corporate Supporters Scheme and it is aiming to get support from 35 local businesses.
Youth Concern chief executive Fran Borg-Wheeler said: “As a charity we work to transform the lives of young people.
“This year we decided to launch a sponsorship opportunity to build partnerships with other organisations so that together we can achieve more for young people.
“We want to raise awareness of the services we provide and get support to help sustain what we do as a charity in a climate where funding is being reduced.”
So far, businesses already on board are Signs Express Aylesbury, Cartridge World, Vale of Aylesbury Housing Trust, The Ark Church, Marks and Punctures, The Fitness Academy, King’s Farm in Wendover, Fluent Limited, EQUIOS, Guinness Trust Partnership, S4T Coaching Ltd, ATG Engineering, Aylesbury Windows and Arriva.
Managing director of S4T Coaching Ltd Dave Doran said: “I decided to become a corporate friend of Youth Concern as I wanted to support a good cause local to where I live and where my company is based.
“I visited Youth Concern in Aylesbury and was immediately struck by the passion and professionalism of the staff there.
“Youth Concern provide immediate support for young people when they need it most and if the support from my business can help towards supporting one young person then it is worthwhile.”
Anyone interested in finding out more about the scheme should e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.