A charity that uses the power of sport to positively change the lives of disadvantaged young people across the West Midlands has received support from the Richardson Brothers Foundation.
Based in Birmingham's Custard Factory, Sport 4 Life provides a range of sports-themed activities and personal development services for disadvantaged 11-29 year olds, helping them to engage with education, gain new skills and stay physically and mentally healthy, all of which helps to increase their chances of progressing through life successfully.
Over the course of 2020/21 Sport 4 Life provided meaningful support for over 1,000 young people, with 95% of those who engaged significantly improving their employability skills.
The donation from the Richardson Brothers Foundation will be used to support the charity's regional work with the 11-18 year old cohort, helping 300 disadvantaged young people gain accredited qualifications, increase their employability and also improve their mental and physical health.
Tom Clarke-Forrest, Founder & CEO of Sport 4 Life said:
"We are delighted to be working with Richardson, and are grateful for the support through their Foundation.
The contribution will support Sport 4 Life's work with NEET young people in Birmingham and the West Midlands, supporting them into tangible and sustained outcomes - including accredited qualifications, transformed life skills, improved wellbeing and re-engaged with employment, education or training. We look forward to building the partnership in the future."
For more information on Sport 4 Life please visit : https://sport4life.org.uk/our-mission/
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