Age Partnership pledge their support to The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

Age Partnership is delighted to support The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award charity to help make a difference for the next generation of extraordinary young people.

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) inspires young people from all walks of life to discover new passions and learn vital skills, building their confidence, resilience, and self-belief, encouraging them to make a positive difference in their communities, and have life-changing experiences.

The pandemic has had an immeasurable impact on young people’s lives across the UK – affecting their job opportunities, mental health, education, and hobbies. Marginalised young people have been hit the hardest.

Age Partnership is donating to support the excellent work of the DofE as the charity continues to build on the legacy of HRH the Duke of Edinburgh with a goal of reaching one million young people by 2026.

Age Partnership Founder and Chairman, Andrew Thirkill said, “Here at Age Partnership we are very aware of the positive impact The DofE has on young people’s lives, and how it can empower young people so they’re ready to take on life’s challenges and fulfil their potential. I have such a belief in the excellent work The DofE does, which is why I also support them in a personal capacity.

“We are involved with sporting foundations across the UK and see the benefit that these organisations bring to help young people get the best out of their lives. We hope that our donation to The DofE will be the start of a long association.”

Caroline Glen, DofE Director of Fundraising, said: “We are extremely grateful to Age Partnership for their support. As young people navigate the uncertain future left by the pandemic, the DofE is needed more than ever. Donations like this will help us reach more young people, giving them the chance to develop new skills, discover new passions and build life-long confidence, resilience, and self-belief.”