The Young Women’s Trust is unique. They’re the only charity devoted exclusively to supporting and representing disadvantaged young women in the UK, and last month they celebrated their hard work and achievements with a positive and inspiring event at Impact Hub Islington.
With only 20 permanent employees, the Young Women’s Trust is a small charity with a wide reach. The trust works with women aged 16-30 to improve their employment prospects and mental health through free, transformative interactions with highly trained professionals.
The charity also research and campaign for the kind of systemic changes that will improve the situations of all young women. By working to create opportunities for women, regardless of their background, to access good employment and build a secure financial future, they aim to change our whole society for the better.
We were delighted to host this summer celebration for the trustees, employees and volunteers at the Young Women’s Trust. With inspirational speeches from some of the charity’s beneficiaries and great food from Elysia Catering, the hub provided a space for energising conversation and the people who came gave glowing feedback.
Thrilled to celebrate summer with some of the wonderful staff, supporters, volunteers and other coaches of @YWTrust tonight. And best of all, meeting and hearing from the young women who have used the coaching to such amazing effect. #inspired
— Charlotte Semlyen (@MsSemlyen) July 24, 2018
Just a treat to have a @YWTrust summer celebration with so many young women this week. Hearing beneficiaries Jenny and Lauren tell their tales with such poise, strength and passion for the charity was goosebump-giving! pic.twitter.com/nw3lGf2VWG
— Alex Birtles (@alexbirtles) July 26, 2018
It was great to meet some of the amazing young women who have received support from @YWTrust and now volunteer their time back to help. Proud to #volunteer for this organisation. It's making a massive difference https://t.co/TTxYkNsVQ0
— Morgan Vine (@Morgypenny) July 25, 2018