We are delighted to announce that Hansells has chosen to support OPEN Youth Trust (OPEN) as our charity of the year throughout 2017.
OPEN was established in 2005 to provide opportunities for young people in Norfolk with the longer term aim of making a positive difference to their lives. The charity relies on funding and donations to achieve their aims of providing diverse and innovative ways to engage young people.
The OPEN team are based nearby our own Norwich offices, at 20 Bank Plain, which is a multi-purpose venue that also provides live music and venue hire, allowing the team to profit from commercial activities which enables them to offer a diverse range of activities for young people aged 7 – 25.
Hansells chooses to support a different charity ever year and throughout 2016, we supported Keeping Abreast and Norfolk Wildlife Trust.
As was the case last year, we will actively encourage our staff to get involved in supporting our chosen charity by keeping them up to date with dates for the diary in the OPEN event calendar and provide opportunities to fund raise and raise awareness of the charity.
We were really impressed with the forward thinking and unique ways that OPEN engage young people. They have done an excellent job at raising their profile in recent years and we hope to be able to add to that in 2017. The charity also has a really positive involvement in the local community and we aim to work with them to show our support in doing the same.