The Birmingham office of KPMG has chosen St Basils as one of its charities for 2015. St Basils aims to prevent youth homelessness by providing support and accommodation and such a mission ties in with KPMG’s commitment to encourage social mobility and improve young people’s life chances.
KPMG will be supporting St Basils in two ways: the 1000-plus staff in KPMG’s Birmingham office will have chance to take part in various fundraising and mentoring activities, but KPMG will also provide some pro bono services to help St Basils improve and grow its business model.
Andy Argyle, Partner at KPMG (Pictured left with Head of Fundraising Lucy Hackett) said: “We asked our staff which charity they wanted to support and St Basils clearly struck a chord. Not only is it a local charity, but it’s one with a very positive message – helping young people successfully break the cycle of homelessness and look forward to a bright future."
“We’ll be supporting St Basils throughout the year and hope that our contribution will enable even more young people to fulfil their aspirations.”
Jean Templeton, Chief Executive at St Basils said: “We are delighted to be working with KPMG as their charity of the year and it’s great to hear that the staff are keen to engage in fundraising initiatives to support local young people.
The fact that this charity partnership brings together some clear complementary goals means that we have real potential to develop our services with the help of some advice and support in specific strategic areas, raise local awareness of youth homelessness issues and open new opportunities to the young people that we work with. We are really looking forward to working with KPMG with this ‘shared journey’ approach on a local level.”