Three Specsavers stores in Nottinghamshire have stepped in to support a local youth organisation to help vulnerable young people this Christmas.
The time for giving
Specsavers in Nottingham, Bingham and West Bridgford donated £1,500 to The Pythian Club, which will help provide 75 hot home-cooked dinners for local youths in need as well as a range of gifts. This includes 15 bikes to replace ones that have been stolen and are needed as transport to college or school.
A word from the store director
‘It’s the season of goodwill and so we were keen to give back - the Pythian Club does fantastic work supporting young people who are less fortunate than others – so seemed an obvious choice,’ comments Simon Dunn, store director Nottingham Specsavers. ‘In what’s been such a challenging year for so many, it will be good to know that we are helping to bring a little cheer to a few faces this Christmas.’
A word from the founder and CEO of The Pythian Club
‘At The Pythian Club we believe that every young person deserves the opportunity to better themselves and we find that through programmes including sport, performing arts, mentoring and education, young people can change their perspectives on life, become role-models and leaders, be motivated to dream big and set goals to achieve great things,’ adds Benjamin Rosser, founder and CEO of The Pythian Club. ‘We are extremely grateful to Specsavers for their support which has enabled us to purchase the bikes and provide so many hot meals.’
The Pythian Club
With a primary focus on empowering and improving the lives of young people within Nottingham, The Pythian Club uses positive initiatives such as sport, education, mentoring and performing arts workshops in an effort to engage young people and reduce negative influences including knife crime, gang violence and youth offending. The Community Interest Company (C.I.C.) has been given local, regional and national recognition and merits for this life-changing, inspiring work within deprived areas, where aspirations are low and offending is high.