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Debenhams Ottaway celebrates the end of its partnership with local charity Youth Talk by raising over £10,000 which has provided over 200 much-needed counselling sessions to young people locally.

Our focus is on helping small local charities where we can really make a difference. Our collaborative partnership with Youth Talk started back in 2018 and in the last four years we’re delighted to have contributed more than £10,000 to help the young people of St Albans who need counselling and support. This has been achieved through a fantastic fundraising effort from our people, supported by matched funding and donations from the firm.

From bake sales to photo competitions, bingo nights and triathlons, our people have got involved in a wide range of fundraising activities, really demonstrating their support to the local community and helping young people struggling with their mental health. Our support extended beyond fundraising, from providing pro-bono legal advice to offering our meeting space.

David Barker, Chief Executive at Youth Talk, comments “Youth Talk has been truly blessed by the support of Debenhams Ottaway. You have all been such a delight to work with and we’ve been so lucky with how your team has got behind the need to support our local young people. Our work relies on the goodwill, determination and passion of our local community – the team at Debenhams Ottaway never fail to amaze and inspire us, thank you.

Managing partner Susan Glenholme presents David Barker with a cheque.

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