WARRINGTON business owners Wendy Maisey OBE and David Maisey OBE DL, who run ICC Solutions, have confirmed their commitment to partner with the DofE as Diamond Supporters for the sixth year.
It will give local disadvantaged young people access to essential life skills and experiences.
Wendy said: “Undoubtedly one of Prince Philip’s enduring legacies will be The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) scheme. David and I are committed to supporting young people to gain confidence and skills through the DofE programme and are funding training and places for the most disadvantaged young people who face huge challenges to recover and rebuild their lives in the aftermath of COVID-19. Our donations are ringfenced for the Warrington, Halton and Cheshire area and last year the DofE trained a significant number of volunteer leaders locally, helping a record number of young people to benefit from the Award activities”.
David added “The funeral of Prince Philip was a fitting farewell to such an incredible man who touched the lives of so many, creating such unparalleled inspiration and positivity. He will be sadly missed, but his spirit will live on”.
Wendy added: “David and I are incredibly honoured that we were able to meet Prince Philip on a few occasions. We are more determined than ever to do what we can to help ensure his vision with The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award continues to thrive. We remain committed to support and promote the work of the DofE, and help the Charity give more young people from all backgrounds the chance to lead successful and rewarding lives.”
David added “As a recognised export expert having won four Queen’s Awards for Enterprise, ICC Solutions is also an Approved Activity Provider for the DofE, offering its own “Awesome Exporting” programme as part of the Skills Section of the DofE Award. By selecting Awesome Exporting as their DofE Skill, young people have the opportunity to gain focussed education, training and mentoring on exporting. We hope to inspire a future generation of international traders, helping to fly the flag for British exporting.”
To complete a Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, young people volunteer in their communities, learn a skill, get fit and plan and undertake an expedition, fulfilling six to 18 months of challenging activity. Through this sustained, meaningful activity, young people develop key life and employability skills, such as self-management, problem-solving, team working, communication and confidence.
To find out more about the DofE Charity and how it inspires young people to succeed, or to donate visit www.DofE.org