We are currently Charity of the Year for Yang Sing, the famous Chinese restaurant. Like Back on Track Yang Sing is celebrating its 40th birthday in 2017, having been founded in 1977. Yang Sing are raising money for Back on Track at a number of events over the year, including their 40th anniversary gala dinner and through a special tie-in with Deliveroo. Yang Sing have also donated free places on cookery courses to Back on Track service users. Recently, volunteers from our Swan Kitchens café team have completed work placements in their busy kitchen – a great way to gain the skills and experience needed to take the final step into employment.
Care UK run care homes across the country. Last year they sponsored our new coffee machine, which resulted in some great media coverage, including a feature on BBC Radio Manchester. The coffee machine means that our Swan Kitchens team can get the barista skills that so many jobs in the modern catering industry demand.
This Japanese company donated £4,000 after their employee – and Back on Track supporter – Gary took on a challenge event to support our work. We visited to thank the staff and let them know how we would use the money. It made the company’s Japanese newsletter! The total money raised was enough to run our job club for a whole year.
Staff from the Manchester office of this international accountancy company volunteered at Back on Track throughout 2015 and 2016, helping disadvantaged people get work skills. They have also raised money for us through dress down days and other workplace fundraising.
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