SC Johnson has donated £50,000 to the UK’s leading youth charity, The Prince’s Trust. In a ceremony held at its offices, SC Johnson presented Ben Marson, director of corporate partnerships at The Prince’s Trust, with a cheque.
The money will go towards helping disadvantaged young people move into work, education or training in two locations across the UK. The Trust’s free programmes give young people the practical and financial support they need to stabilise their lives. They help them develop key skills while boosting their confidence and motivation.
Kelly M. Semrau, senior vice president - global corporate affairs, communication and sustainability at SC Johnson, said: “At SC Johnson, we believe passionately that we have a responsibility toward the wider community. We are committed to helping young people in the UK realise their full potential and build a future for themselves.”
Ben Marson said: “We are very grateful to SC Johnson for their generous donation. It will go towards helping young people across the UK. The young people that The Trust supports have very often had a very difficult start in life and turn to The Trust when they have lost all hope. Through our programmes, they gain not only skills but also the confidence to re-engage with education, start new training or move into a job. The generous donation SC Johnson is making today is a significant contribution to the work that we do.”
Three in four young people helped by The Prince’s Trust move into work, training or education. In the year ahead, The Trust aims to support 60,000 vulnerable young people across the UK.