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Young Concern Trust Receives Support From Stansted Airport Community Fund

11 Jul 2011

A new support and development programme for primary school children will be rolled out to Harlow schools thanks to a £1,500 cash injection to the Young Concern Trust from the Stansted Community Fund, part of the BAA Communities Trust.

The Young Concern Trust, which provides therapeutic support services for young people, is working with primary schools in Harlow and will use the donation to help launch a new pilot programme aimed at Key Stage 2 pupils in September.

The support takes the form of a range of services including 1:1 counselling and group-work, and focuses on addressing a range of issues relevant to everyday life, including self-esteem, health, well- being and behavioural problems.

Robert Locke, Director of the Young Concern Trust, said: “All of us at Young Concern Trust really appreciate the support that the Stansted Community Fund has given us through this donation. It will enable us to provide resources to support our new work with primary school children in Harlow.”

Marcella M’Rabety, Corporate Social Responsibility Manager for Stansted Airport, said: “Through the excellent work of the Stansted Community Fund, we’re delighted the airport can support this very worthwhile educational project that will clearly benefit young children within Harlow primary schools.

“We are particularly pleased to be able to do this as the aviation sector is still facing very tough times but hopefully it demonstrates the strength of our commitment to the local communities surrounding the airport, and specifically projects linked to schools and education.”

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