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Giving back: Working with John Caudwell for a brighter future


Integrity is more than a buzzword at Interpolitan – it's one of our most important core values and a part of everything we do. We take corporate social responsibility (CSR) seriously and look for ways to give back whenever possible. 


Recently, we began supporting two of John Caudwell’s charities, Caudwell Children and Caudwell Youth. Here, we’ll explain why we chose those charities and how we’ll help them drive change. 


Supporting the next generation 

Given meaningful support, young people flourish. Access to cutting-edge treatments, vital services and equipment, for example, can transform the lives of disabled children, while early mentorship opportunities help teenagers build confidence and resilience. 


“Youth work is the key to a brighter future,” says Interpolitan CEO and Founder Rishi Patel. “Early intervention, empathy and guidance kindle hope and bring out potential. I hugely respect John’s commitment to the Giving Pledge, and I’m so pleased we’re partnering with two of his excellent charities.” 


John covers Caudwell charities’ administration and operational costs in full, so all donations go directly to each organisation’s beneficiaries. Collectively, they’ve raised and distributed tens of millions of pounds since the turn of the century. 


“Any entrepreneur knows how much time and energy it takes to grow a business and make it a success,” says Rishi. “In doing so, you have to make many sacrifices and remain focused on the overall objective.” 


“Together with John and other Caudwell charity supporters, our shared objective is to make the world a better place for children and young people whose circumstances have left them in need of help,” he continues. “We want to demonstrate the true meaning of success and give back to society by providing long-term support to Caudwell Children and Caudwell Youth.”   


Caudwell Children 

Established in 2000, Caudwell Children provides life-changing support to children with disabilities. Since its foundation, the charity has helped more than 50,000 children with funding for treatments, therapies and equipment. Other services, like supported holidays, respite care and practical help mean families and caregivers benefit too. 


In 2019, the charity opened the Caudwell International Children’s Centre (CICC) – the UK’s first purpose-built independent facility for children with autism and neurodevelopmental disorders. Located in Staffordshire, the centre also functions as the charity’s headquarters. 



To learn more about the charity and its endeavours, visit Caudwell Children’s homepage. 


Caudwell Youth 

Founded in late 2022, Caudwell Youth works with at-risk young people between the ages of 11 and 24 in the Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Luton and Milton Keynes areas. Recognising the negative effects of isolation and exclusion, one of its primary aims is to help young people build resilience and self-esteem so they make positive choices. 


When they’re referred to Caudwell Youth, individuals are matched with trained mentors who have similar interests. They’re given long-term mental health support, mentorship and, if applicable, opportunities to re-engage with school or find empowering work placements.  



You can read more about the charity’s aims on the Caudwell Youth homepage.  


How we’ll help 

As Caudwell charity supporters, we’ll raise money and awareness to help drive progress and meet each charity’s goals. We’ll also provide career advice, extend Torchrunner work placement opportunities and volunteer in person whenever possible. 


Making a difference 

By supporting these two remarkable charities, we hope to make a meaningful impact on the lives of children with disabilities and at-risk young people.  


To find out more or contribute, contact us today. Together, we can be a positive force for change. 

 

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