We work closely with AG Barr, who supply their legendary IRN-BRU, as well as a host of other favourites, to our machines and it’s great to know that their charitable work is a very important priority for the company.
AG Barr have been a partner of the youth charity, The Prince’s Trust, for over 7 years.
The Trust helps disadvantaged young people to change their lives and get into employment, start-up in business or re-enter education. It’s programmes provide personal development, mentoring, training and employability support to young people from a range of different backgrounds – from long term job-seekers, young parents, care leavers and ex-offenders through to those who are ‘work ready’ but lack vocational skills and experience.
AG Barr donate over £50,000 annually to support The Trust’s work. Their staff are engaged in raising funds and they work hard to offer financial support for the Team Programme education courses in Scotland, and the Prince’s Trust xl clubs, an after school club programme in England.
The Team Programme is a twelve week personal development course for 16-25 year old participants. It includes a week working on a community project, as well as a week away at a residential activity centre, work placements and training for nationally recognised qualifications. The majority of participants are unemployed, although some are sponsored by employers. The aim of The Team Programme is to help participants assume responsibility and build confidence. Three out of four young people who complete the programme go on to training, paid work or education within three months of completion.
The Prince’s Trust xl clubs support young people aged 13-19 to re-engage with learning and improve their chance of completing compulsory education as well as developing their employability. The programme involves young people in community-based activities and enterprise projects, as well as developing life skills through completing courses including money management, cooking, personal safety and parenting skills.
As well as the fundraising that A G Barr staff are involved in throughout the year, they also donate Strathmore water to the organisation to support their events and fundraising activities throughout the year.
The Strathmore brand carries the Prince’s Trust logo, together with details of their support and how consumers can find out more about the work of the charity. This is distributed on over 60 million bottles each year throughout the UK.
To find out more about AG Barr you can also visit their website, or email them.
However you get in touch our team will be happy to help