Supporting Local – Soft Touch Arts
Since Everything Branded was formed in 2010, it has been proud to have supported a wide range of charity work and non-profit organisations, both local and national. Now with the creation of Everything Community, the charitable arm of the Everything Global Group of companies, we hope to not only create new relationships but to maintain and nurture our existing ones.
Soft Touch Arts is an award-winning Leicestershire Charity established in 1986. They encourage positive life changes to disadvantaged young people by focussing on arts, media, and music activities. To find out more please Soft Touch Arts.
Without the security of a happy, stable home it can be hard for children and young people to do well at school and think of a positive future. In Leicester 35% (30,000+) children live in poverty – one of the highest levels of child poverty in England. Children living in poverty or with other barriers to achieving in education are more likely to leave school without 5 good GCSEs, have low aspirations and an uncertain future in terms of finding employment. They are at increased risk of having multiple challenges at important transition points in their lives when their more privileged peers are going into further education or finding jobs.
Soft Touch has been using creative projects to engage with and transform the lives of young people in challenging life situations since 1986. Our projects unlock untapped potential and support the development of life skills, a sense of purpose and aspiration to do well.
Everything Community recently went over to the Soft Touch Arts Head Quarters based in the scenic area of New Walk in Leicester City Centre. Christina Wigmore, business development director at Soft Touch Arts gave us a tour of the facilities and explained the ways in which our support has helped their cause. Due to the pandemic and the lack of funds Christina advised that they were running low on some items which we were happy to supply. Everything Community provided some branded aprons for the cooks in the café and some plain stock cotton shoppers for their screen/stencil printing activities.
Going forward Everything Community hopes to get more involved with Soft Touch Arts in the future. Click here to find out how you can support local.