The Youth Sport Trust is delighted to announced that it will be working with Openreach on a new partnership which will increase volunteering and fundraising opportunities in PE and sport.
Openreach is to offer its employees a range of ways to get involved with their local schools through its Communities initiative; from volunteering to help in PE and sports events, to raising funds for youth sport across the country, or buying sports equipment for the local schools.
The Youth Sport Trust will work with its Member schools to highlight the best locations for Openreach employees to explore volunteering opportunities, or alternatively, employees can nominate a school they already have a relationship with.
There are over 200 Openreach communities involving over 30,000 employees, many of which are already involved in schools as governors and are supporting their children and family involvement. This partnership extends this opportunity further.
Alison Oliver, Managing Director at the Youth Sport Trust, said:
"We are extremely pleased to be entering into this partnership with Openreach. There is a great synergy through which our organisations seek to serve communities, schools and young people across the country. We hope that bringing the two together through a variety of initiatives and by drawing upon each of our networks we can use sport to change the lives of both Openreach employees and young people."
Liv Garfield, CEO Openreach said:
"This is a really exciting partnership for us. We have seen great participation in communities across the UK, so the timing of this partnership could not have been better, as our communities get involved locally in volunteering and fundraising opportunities.
"By working with the Youth Sport Trust, we not only reach young people in our communities, but contribute to making a difference to their lives. And through this initiative, we hope to create a real sense of community and belonging for Openreach employees, which is why this partnership is so exciting."