Local not-for-profit youth development scheme The Platform Project has confirmed that Swindon- based company Intel will be the main sponsor for its upcoming Fashion Show Fundraiser.
The show, which will be held at MECA Swindon on 23rd September, has been created by the young people and staff at the project, along with a team of volunteers.
Working closely with schools, colleges and universities both locally and internationally, The Platform Project provides bespoke enterprise and employability-based workshops, training, and development programmes.
The fundraiser is a chance for the young people to showcase their skills at driving and executing a project with the help of the Platform’s team and several local business people who have volunteered their time to help.
With food, VIP experiences, stall holders, a formal wear sale, auction, raffle, DJ and entertainment, the event is an opportunity to get friends or colleagues together for an important community cause.
Sadie Sharp, The Platform Project’s Founder, said, “We’re so pleased that Intel are on board with us a as main sponsors and I would like to say a huge thank you to them for supporting us. As a non-profit with a tiny team, its not always easy to pull something like this off!
“Having the support from one of Swindon’s largest companies means we can go ahead with the show and bring the community together to help support our young people in the town. The work we do is so important to them because we offer them a safe and confidence-building space to help them achieve what they want out of life.”
Darren Howell, Intel’s Community Engagement Manager, added, “Intel is proud to be supporting the Platform Project by sponsoring the upcoming Black Tie Fashion Show Fundraiser. The services provided by them in which to help develop confidence and employability skills within young people is vitally important. We’re looking forward to working alongside Sadie and her team on this event.”
For more information or to buy tickets and get involved, visit: https://www.platformproject.co.uk/events
Pictured above: Jewellery company ‘Leslea’ who have been making jewellery during their time at The Platform Project to sell at the fashion show. (Left to right) Sophie, Ella, Sadie Sharp (Platform Project Founder) and Lauren.