The Pavers Foundation has made a £1,000 donation to Clued Up for Young People, on behalf of Sarahjane Hardwick, Supervisor at Jones Bootmaker, a subsidiary or leading footwear retailer, Pavers. Sarahjane applied for the funding to help the charity, local to the Tunbridge Wells branch where she works, through the organisation’s employee-led grant application scheme.
Clued Up For Young People is a confidential drop in centre, based in Cowborough, which supplies young people aged 11-25 with advice, support and information free of charge. The donation of £1,000 made by the Pavers Foundation will be used to purchase essential crafts and stationary supplies for the weekly support meetings at the centre. Sarahjane explained the importance of keeping centres like this open in her local area: “CAMHS health service has a 2 year waiting list, which is why charities like Clued Up are so important. They support children and teenagers aged 11-25by incorporating vital life and mental health skills into their daily routines whilst giving them a safe, non-judgemental place to talk. Thank you for donating to this charity, they are over the moon”.
Richard Partridge accepted the cheque on behalf of Sarahjane and the Pavers Foundation, and Lorna Watson, centre manager extended her thanks for the donation: “The staff and young people of Clued-up would like to send their heartfelt thanks to the Pavers Foundation for the wonderful donation of £1,000”.
The Pavers Foundation strives to make a difference with every pair and has granted over £1.4 million to date to worthy causes across the UK and beyond since it was founded in 2018.