Sugababe Joins Estates MD At Launch Of The Co-operative's Charity Of The Year
Sugababe Jade Ewen joined The Co-operative Estates Managing Director Martyn Hulme this week as the Group launched a year of fundraising for its new Charity of the Year; Carers Trust.
Helping to get fundraising activities 'rock 'n' rolling', Jade - a young adult carer herself - gave up her birthday to attend the launch and support other young carers.
The charity - which formed last year when The Princess Royal Trust for Carers and Crossroads Care came together - will benefit from The Co-operative's 100,000 staff aiming to raise £5 million to tackle feelings of isolation and provide desperately needed breaks, information, advice and support for 14-25 year-olds facing the challenge of caring.
To mark the launch, staff at The Co-operative tuned into a "Rock Around the Clock" theme – an acknowledgement of the 24/7 nature of the challenges facing the estimated 500,000 young people in the UK who care for a family member or friend who are ill, frail, disabled or have mental health or addiction problems.
Jade is pictured with Martyn Hulme, Managing Director of The Co-operative Estates.