Red Rose Awards renews support of The Prince’s Trust

The Prince’s Trust will once more receive a wealth of generous donations after being chosen as the charity partner for the Red Rose Awards for a second year.

Black-Raising-Funds-StackedThe event, organised by Lancashire Business View and hosted in Blackpool each March, attracts more than 1,000 attendees on the night.

Some of the funds raised will go towards the operation of the charity’s new Pennine Lancashire Centre, which was opened in February by Sir Trevor McDonald.

Based at Sandygate Mill in Burnley, the centre provides a hub for young people to help them overcome barriers to employment and gain the confidence and skills they need to find work.

It is part of a wider programme that sees The Prince’s Trust help more than 6,000 young people across the North West in 2014/15.

Laura McGuinness of The Prince's Trust said: “We are thrilled that the Red Rose Awards has again chosen us as their charity. It’s great to know that the Lancashire business community believes in our worthwhile cause and we look forward to one day seeing individuals that have benefited from our support step up onto the stage and compete for an award!”

Richard Slater, publisher of Lancashire Business View and organiser of the event, said: “Supporting the The Prince’s Trust was an easy decision for us because we have seen the outstanding work that this fantastic organisation undertakes across the red rose county.

“We’ll be encouraging attendees on the night to give generously and look forward to seeing how the money we raise impacts the lives of young people who seek help from The Prince's Trust.” The Red Rose Awards 2015 will crown the best of the best of the county’s firms. Last year’s event attracted an audience of more than 1,000 for the celebration at Blackpool’s Winter Gardens.