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SMileS funding helps to give Kirklees woman a brighter future







The Prince’s Trust is helping young people back into work in Kirklees after a generous donation of 18k to the youth charity.

This comes as more than one in five young people in Kirklees (23 per cent) are struggling to find a job. Across the district the number of young people trapped on benefits for more than six months has more than doubled since before the recession.[1]

Kirklees based text messaging provider SMileS SMS, has donated 18k to fund The Prince’s Trust Development Awards, which are cash grants of between £50 and £500, to help disadvantaged young people access work, training or education.

Annabel Ruddiman, 19, from Huddersfield, was unemployed before a Development Award helped her get a job at a local swimming pool.

Last year she was made redundant from a hair salon and spent the next six months searching for work without any luck.

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