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We awarded £16,000 to the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust to fund the charity’s flagship programme called ‘Get on Track’ to launch in Wales.

The Dame Kelly Holmes Trust’s ‘Get on Track’ programme supports young people currently out of education, training and employment.

The programme is led by world-class athletes and uses sport to build confidence, teamwork and communication skills. The professional athletes work alongside local corporate volunteers to teach employability skills, CV writing and job interview techniques.

The young people involved participate in work experience related to their career aspirations and can achieve qualifications in subjects such as First Aid, Food Hygiene and Sports Leadership.

Emma Atkins, Chief Executive at Dame Kelly Holmes Trust said:

We are extremely grateful to the Masonic Charitable Foundation for helping us launch our first ever ‘Get on Track’ programme in Wales. This will allow our team of world-class athletes to equip young people facing disadvantage in Bridgend with the attitudes and capabilities to make positive life choices.

Double Olympic champion Dame Kelly Holmes founded the charity in 2008 with the mission of retraining world-class athletes as mentors. The athletes engage, enable and empower disadvantaged young people and help them progress to a more positive future.

For more information about the charity, please visit the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust’s website.

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