Our training centre in Oak Street specialises in alternative education, meaningful qualifications and a path to employment for those who were less than well served by the traditional education system.
The charity was founded in 1965 and began as an accommodation project to support homeless young men under 24, but in 2012 the emphasis shifted towards alleviating a primary cause of youth homelessness; a lack of educational attainment and qualifications.
Not directly funded by the government, we rely on the generosity of the public and coronavirus has seen a big rise in the number of young people being referred.
Now a successful local entrepreneur, who prefers to remain anonymous, has stepped in to donate £10,000. The donor passed through our doors a decade ago, and he recently got in contact out of the blue.
Lorraine Bliss MBE, CEO of St Eds said:
“He had found himself in need of St Eds’ aid as a young man with seemingly nowhere to go and no opportunities to further himself. We provided him with accommodation and support, but also the opportunity to reappraise his life and be proud to make something of the talents he had.
After St Eds helped him get the start he needed, he went on to launch a successful media business, and today is the head of a thriving national company. Although he was able to completely transform his life through hard work and application, he had not forgotten what St Eds did for him and countless others. His donation will be invaluable at a time when St Eds’ work is needed more than ever.”
Thank you so much, this donation will be invaluable at a time when our work is needed more than ever to support young people.
Read the full article below: https://www.eveningnews24.co.uk/news/education/st-edmunds-society-norwich-mystery-donor-gives-10-000-1-6928990