The CLA Game Fair has chosen youth charity The Prince’s Trust as its official charity for 2015. The charity, which was set up in 1976, supports 13 to 30-year-olds who are struggling at school, are unemployed, or facing issues such as homelessness, trouble with the law or mental health problems.
Three in four young people supported by the Prince’s Trust move into work, education or training and the charity has helped 750,000 young people since 1976, supporting over 100 more each day.
Visitors to the CLA Game Fair, which takes place at Harewood House in Yorkshire from Friday 31 July until Sunday 2 August, can make an online donation of £5 or £1 when they buy tickets to the event. In addition bucket collections will take place at the site entrances to raise further funds. This year The Prince’s Trust will support some 58,000 young people.
The Prince’s Trust will also have a stand at the CLA Game Fair manned by young people who have been supported by the charity’s Enterprise programme, which helps them set up their own businesses. New businesses being showcased at the event include a knitwear designer, a rare breed food producer and an arboriculturalist.
Tony Wall, Director of the CLA Game Fair, commented: “The Prince’s Trust is a superb charity that does a huge amount of practical work to put young people back on their feet and give them a chance to make their way in the world. I am delighted and proud that The Prince’s Trust is the CLA Game Fair’s official charity for 2015 and I encourage all ticket buyers and showgoers to donate generously to this extremely good cause.”
Tom Cowie, Fundraising Manager for Yorkshire and the Humber at The Prince’s Trust, added: “Being chosen as the CLA Game Fair’s 2015 charity of the year is a great honour and will undoubtedly raise the profile of our work to give disadvantaged young people the chance to turn their lives around. I would like to thank the CLA Game Fair for its tremendous support and huge enthusiasm for the work we do.”
For more details, visit www.gamefair.co.uk.