NTT DATA and The Prince’s Trust have celebrated another year of partnership, as 2019 saw the UK-based Trusted Global Innovator host a wealth of activities to support young people.
Fundraising by NTT DATA UK employees and their families brought in £87,000 for the Trust, including a corporate contribution thanks to our matched donation scheme. Fundraising took on sporting theme, and included the Three Peaks Challenge, Palace to Palace and the company’s inaugural charity cricket day.
As well as direct fundraising activities, NTT DATA was able to provide staff time and office facilities to help young people benefit from new opportunities and broaden their horizons. Enterprise Week, part of the Trust’s ‘Achieve’ Programme, saw NTT DATA UK host young people who were at risk of falling behind at school. This experience helped them to develop enterprise skills in order to increase their confidence and raise aspirations, whilst equipping them with the confidence and ability to raise funds for charity in the process.
NTT DATA UK also hosted ‘World of Work’ days. Designed to give young people an insight into a workplace, World of Work days offer the chance to develop interview skills and gain practical experience in a real-life workplace scenario.
Fundraising just like this help the Trust in its continued work to support young people. Since 1976, The Prince’s Trust has helped over 950,000 young people and in 2018/19 alone, they worked with over 65,000 to support education and career plans.
Ben Marson, Director of Partnerships at The Prince’s Trust said, “The fantastic fundraising efforts and support by NTT DATA UK and its staff help us tremendously in our work. With the help of partners like NTT DATA, we can really make a difference to the lives of young vulnerable people and give them the opportunities to succeed.”
Simon Williams, CEO of NTT DATA UK added, “We are so pleased and proud to be able to continue to help The Prince’s Trust in its vital work with young people. NTT DATA UK is looking forward to another fun and successful year in 2020, raising more funds and giving our time and skills to help young people make better lives for themselves.”