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Recruiting business HEROES to support Sussex teenagers through COVID-19

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The LoveLocalJobs Foundation C.I.C is raising essential funds for its Dare to Dream programme in order to support young people affected by the COVID-19 crisis. This Sussex-wide initiative aims to help teenagers whose self-esteem, mental health and career opportunities have been impacted by the pandemic. Lead by More Radio DJ, Jack “The Lad” Hayes, The Foundation is now launching a crucial fundraising campaign to help give young people in Sussex the confidence and opportunities they need to reach their true potential.

Recent research and reports have shown that the COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on the mental health of many children and teenagers. In particular, young people from disadvantaged backgrounds have often been the worst hit. The results of lockdown, social isolation and the associated exam result controversy have all played their part in eroding the wellbeing of our next generation.

The Foundation wants to tackle this issue without delay. That is why it is calling for donations and sponshipships from business HEROES across Sussex. Businesses and individuals can donate anything from £50 upwards to Dare to Dream, with funds going towards the creation, delivery and distribution of inspiring content, supported by meaningful interactions with the world of work and role models from our local business community.

Our first HERO business to support the scheme are award-winning creative marketing agency Oliver & Graimes. Gavin Graimes, Managing Director said “Its been a real tough time for everyone in recent months. Having seen first hand the effects of the recent GCSE controversy, we wanted to play our part in helping the young people of Sussex and hope many more will support this great programme”.

Not only will the HERO businesses be helping thousands of young people across Sussex, but they can also raise awareness of their own brands and enhance their relationship with their own staff in the process. Different tiers of donations will have additional commercial benefits included, such as being gifted with unlimited job postings on or being featured on the More Radio Breakfast Show with Jack “The Lad”. Other benefits will include sponsorship tie-ins, video appearances and speaking opportunities in schools.

Paul Scrivens, Commercial Director and the man recruiting the HEROES says Helping to inspire and raise aspirations for local young people has always been the heartbeat of Since the launch of our Foundation we have been humbled by the generosity and commitment of local employers and their people. In the wake of the COVID-19 crisis the barriers to success feel insurmountable to our next generations across Sussex.

We remain steadfast in our commitment to help enable the vital support needed today, that will help ensure their positive futures for tomorrow. In times of need it’s important for local communities to pull together. For those of you who can, please join us and pledge your support today. Together we can do amazing things.”


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