Intel main sponsor for youth project fashion show

By Barrie Hudson - 12 August 2022

Social EnterpriseEducation
  • Jewellery company Leslea has been making items during its time at The Platform Project to sell at the fashion show. From left: Sophie, Ella, Platform Project founder Sadie Sharp and Lauren

    Jewellery company Leslea has been making items during its time at The Platform Project to sell at the fashion show. From left: Sophie, Ella, Platform Project founder Sadie Sharp and Lauren

The Platform Project has announced that Swindon-based Intel is the main sponsor for their Fashion Show Fundraiser.

MECA Swindon will be the venue for the event, scheduled for 23 September.

Intel are hugely supportive of The Platform Project and were keen to be involved in the show, which is being 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.

Darren Howell, Intel’s Community Engagement manger, said: “Intel are 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." 

The Platform Project has an 89 percent success rate for the young people they work with going on to higher education, self-employment or paid work.

The upcoming show 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, an auction, a raffle, a DJ and entertainment, it is set to be a night of fun, fashion and much-needed fundraising for the Project. It’s billed as the perfect excuse to get some friends or colleagues together for a great community cause.

Platform Project’s Founder Sadie Sharp 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.”

Further information can be found at https://www.platformproject.co.uk/events

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