This year, Ramsden International is celebrating its tenth anniversary of supporting local communities in Grimsby through The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE).
During that time, the wholesale exporter based on Adam Smith Street has donated £75,000 to help more young people benefit from doing their DofE Award; this includes the funding of free and subsidised places for young people across Grimsby and North East Lincolnshire for whom the financial cost is a barrier.
Company representatives recently visited the Grimsby Open Award Centre, which runs the DofE, to present their latest donation and find out more about how their support is helping young people. During the visit, they met a group of 31 young people who are preparing for their Gold Award expedition, spoke to DofE Leaders and volunteers, and heard first-hand how the DofE is helping participants to enhance their personal and professional skills.
Sean Ramsden, CEO of Ramsden International, comments:
“We believe all young people deserve to take part in fun, challenging learning experiences – developing resilience, confidence and independence – skills that are vital for life and work. We are delighted to support the DofE and give more young people from all backgrounds the opportunity to get involved.”
In 2018-19, 246 young people across Grimsby and North East Lincolnshire started their DofE Award programme and in May, 16 young people from the area were presented with their Gold Award certificates in the gardens of Buckingham Palace and congratulated on their achievements by HRH The Earl of Wessex.
The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is the world’s leading youth achievement award that is currently helping over 460,000 young people to develop for life and work in the UK. Third-generation family business, Ramsden International, is the UK’s leading exporter of British grocery brands, selling over 23,000 products to more than 650 customers in 133 countries worldwide.