Kirsty Underhill, a solicitor in the Corporate & Commercial department at Thursfields’ Worcester office, has become chair of the Prince’s Trust Development Committee in Herefordshire and Worcestershire.
The voluntary position will see Kirsty setting and leading the direction for the committee, which has so far raised over half of the £25,000 goal set for the 2018-19 year.
Kirsty said: “I’m really excited to be helping to raise as much money as possible to support disadvantaged young people across the two counties of Herefordshire and Worcestershire.
The Prince’s Trust in this region is lucky to already have the ongoing support of many local businesses, and my aim is to build on our achievements by continuing to raise awareness, build connections in the local professional community and diversify fundraising events with some new ideas.”
Funds raised so far have included £8,350 from a golf day at Worcestershire Golf Club, £1,687 from a rugby day at Worcester Warriors and £3,125 from the Herefordshire and Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce’s awards night, where the Prince’s Trust was the chosen charity.
Future plans so far include a gin-tasting event in Worcester, an annual quiz night sponsored by Thursfields and an afternoon tea.
The committee is also interested to hear from any business or individual who may be able to offer their support by sponsoring an event or making a donation, with anyone able to donate £1,000 or more being eligible to become a Committee Ambassador.
Kirsty, who first joined the committee in 2016, has herself helped to raise more than £9,000 in the last two years by organising two quiz nights sponsored by Thursfields and running the Birmingham half marathon in 2017.
Anyone interested in helping to raise money for the Prince’s Trust can contact Kirsty at firstname.lastname@example.org