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South West Water team aims to raise thousands for Prince's Trust

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A team of water industry professionals from South West Water are aiming to raise a minimum of £10,000 for youth charity The Prince's Trust within the next six months.

The team called Pure Growth is taking part in The Trust's Million Makers challenge, which aims to raise £1 million nationally.

Million Makers is a national competition where companies nationwide set up their own mini-enterprise and to raise and to raise as much money as possible for The Prince's Trust.

They staged their first event on the company's headquarters on Rydon Lane, and raised £334 in a "Beat the Boss" Top Gear-style virtual racing challenge. Employees were challenged to try to beat Chief Executive Chris Loughlin's Xbox racing lap time.

Team chairman James Weston said: "As young people at the beginning of our careers, we understand how difficult it is to find the right opportunities out there. One in five young people in the UK are not in work, education or training, with more than one in six in the South West.

"Many young people don't have the opportunities to find a job which is why The Prince's Trust is so vital. Their help can change young people's lives, which is why we such big supporters of their work.

"We are looking for any support from businesses, organisations and individuals within the South West who share our goal of supporting young people."

Youth charity The Prince's Trust gives disadvantaged young people the skills and confidence to find a job. Three in four young people helped by The Prince's Trust move into work, training or education.

Pure Growth is a fundraising team of six water industry professionals based around Exeter.

The team are all based around Exeter and comprises James Weston, Ben Morrell, Alex Bahej, Roxanna Snooke, Tim Williams and Alison Butts.

If you think you can help, please get in touch or make a donation via http://www.justgiving.com/PureGrowth. Read more about The Prince's Trust here http://www.princes-trust.org.uk/about_the_trust/what_we_do.aspx

Published: 1 October 2013

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