Much needed funds to support vulnerable women across Trafford are set to be raised this week at a fundraiser.
With the aim of raising cash for The Prince’s Trust Women Supporting Women scheme, Trafford council, University Academy 92 and Trafford College have teamed up to host the first event of its kind.
The ‘Brilliant Breakfast’ will feature inspirational female speakers, including Kate Green MP for Stretford and Urmston and will take place at UA92’s campus on Wednesday October 13 between 9.30am and 11.30am.
Coun Jane Slater, Trafford council’s executive member for health, wellbeing and equalities, said: “The Brilliant Breakfast is quite simply a fantastic initiative aimed at supporting and helping vulnerable young women who have been hard hit by the covid pandemic.
“As the council’s executive member for health, wellbeing and equalities, I believe equality is vital in our society and we need real levelling up – no young women should be left behind.
“Trafford council is totally committed to providing targeted support to children and young people and improving health and wellbeing for residents across the borough. The Brilliant Breakfast will help do just that.”
Isobelle Panton, UA92 head of student recruitment and admissions said: “Vulnerable young women facing issues like domestic abuse, homelessness and long-term unemployment have been among the hardest hit by the pandemic meaning they need more support than ever before.
“No donation is too big or too small and the funds raised will provide practical and financial support which can be life-changing, helping these women rebuild lost confidence and stabilise their lives, develop self-esteem and, often most importantly, skills for work.
“At UA92 we like to live by the mantra that ‘empowered women, empower women’ and this Prince’s Trust event epitomises how much we can be doing to support young people in their pursuit of work, training or education.”
James Scott, principal and chief executive of Trafford College, said: “Alongside the council, our college community partners and UA92, Trafford College is proud to support The Princes Trust and The Brilliant Breakfast.
“As an inclusive college whose purpose is to unlock the potential and foster the success of our learners and the community, we are delighted that over 70 of our young, female students will have the opportunity to meet some of the borough’s most inspirational women, role models and leaders.
“In turn, we hope that they will be able to share this experience with their friends and family to inspire and support more and more women to achieve their goals and ambitions.”
To book a free ticket, and for more information, go to www.UA92.ac.uk/event/brilliant- breakfast.
There will be hot drinks and cake available on the day with the aim of raising funds for The Princes’ Trust to help young women who need support.