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News | Olympic gold medallists to star at annual ‘Extravaganza’ in support of region’s homeless

Olympic gold medallists to star at annual ‘Extravaganza’ in support of region’s homeless

Published 13th Aug 2018 by Shaida Khan

Olympic diving champions Lois Toulson and Jack Laugher MBE will attend a fundraising event held by a Yorkshire HR firm to raise money to get homeless and recently rehomed people across Leeds and Kirklees back into employment.

The pair, who are ambassadors for The Howarth Foundation charity, will be special guests at the Howarths People and Safety Management’s Music Extravaganza in aid of the charity on 24 November at Cedar Court Hotel in Huddersfield.

Last year, the event raised more than £7,500 in support of the Foundation’s Business Building Futures programme.

The programme works with a network of regional homeless charities to identify individuals ready to re-enter full or part-time employment across Leeds and Kirklees, before providing them with skills training or employment through local businesses signed up to the scheme.

The event will feature performances from music act Under the Covers, magician Darren Mac and the Rastrick High School choir.

Commenting on the event, The Howarth Foundation trustee, Tracey Hopkins, said:

“Events like our annual Music Extravaganza are vital to help raise the money we need to support clients through the Foundation, helping to get them off the streets, back on track and making a positive contribution to society.

“We’re delighted that the event remains popular as it marks its fourth year, and sincerely thank every business that has committed to help us raise vital funds this year by buying tickets.”

The event marks the end of a successful year for The Howarth Foundation, which saw it named winner of the Big Heart charity category at the 2018 National Family Business Awards at Wembley in July.

Anyone wishing to purchase tickets for the evening can contact tracey@howarths-uk.com or call 01274 864999.


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