Aylesbury College Trust

  |  Published: Sep 19th 2013
Mark Webber (centre left) and Paddy Hopkirk (centre right) join Pauline Odulinski (centre) and Aylesbury College students to launch the Aylesbury College Trust

A new charity, the Aylesbury College Trust (ACT), has been set up to help young people with financial need to develop their skills and their education.  ACT aims to bridge the gap for a wide range of students who do not have access to funding, and are excluded from opportunities to work through lack of education, training, skills and abilities.

Mark Webber, renowned Formula 1 Racing Driver and long term resident of Buckinghamshire, has agreed to become the ACT’s Patron.  Mark is also working with the College, to create the Mark Webber Youth Challenge for 2014.

He commented:  “I’m delighted to lend my support to this new charity which will make a difference for some of our young people in Bucks.  We’re also creating a new charitable event, the ‘Mark Webber Youth Challenge’ for 2014.  Funds raised from the challenge will assist the ‘Inspire Programme’, a motivational pre-employment course.”

Pauline Odulinski OBE, Chair of ACT and former Aylesbury College Principal added:  “We’re thrilled to have a world class athlete at the top of his game, who wants to give something back to the young people of Bucks on board for this great initiative.  But of course none of this would be possible without the fantastic support of individuals and businesses, helping us to create something quite unique for the County.”

For more information about the Aylesbury College Trust, telephone: 01296 588523 or email: info@aylesburycollegetrust.org

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