Canterbury Cathedral has donated £300 (Three Hundred Pounds) to the local youth charity, CXK for their new KickStart initiative. CXK have pledged to match this donation, doubling the amount donated by the Cathedral.
CXK is a local charity that helps young people and adults to develop their skills, raise their aspirations and encourage them to maximise their potential. It also helps employers and organisations to develop their workforce and reduce unemployment.
The CXK KickStart Fund was set up in September 2014. The fund aims to remove barriers to progression for young, supporting their step into employment, training and apprenticeships.
We are delighted that Canterbury Cathedral are supporting the CXK KickStart Fund. Their generous donation will ensure that more young people are supported to maximise their potential. Young people and families are at the heart of everything we do at CXK and we are excited to be able to extend the support offered to include financial assistance. Every contribution made to the fund supports us to help young people make positive changes in their lives.
Stephen Bell, CXK, Director of Business Development
Since 2013, the Cathedral has keenly supported the work of CXK by providing employment, work placements, CV advice and mock interviews.
Canterbury Cathedral has worked alongside CXK in their delivery of the Princes Trust Team Programme since collaboration in late 2013. We have found this alliance immensely rewarding and have seen some palpable results for young people in the local area. We are delighted to be able to help at the outset of such an important next step in helping young people into work.
Alison Brookman, Head of Human Resources at Canterbury Cathedral