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Preston business owners encouraged to donate their time to support local charities

Posted on - 16th July, 2020 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Business, Charities, People, Preston City Centre, Preston News
Darryl Cooke, founder of the gunnercooke foundation
Darryl Cooke, founder of the gunnercooke foundation

Manchester-based charity, the gunnercooke foundation is on the lookout for Preston residents to join its latest project, inspire*.

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The project was established by gunnercooke founder Darryl Cooke, to ‘Do Good, Faster’, by encouraging experts from the business world to donate their time and expertise to helping support not-for-profit organisations.

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The charity has so far helped a range of organisations to grow and expand their networks, the services they offer, and the funding they receive through a range of support mechanisms including a peer support hub, mentoring and workshops, 1-2-1 sessions, and providing tools and techniques.

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Darryl said: “inspire* enables us to utilise the enthusiasm and skills of business professionals, plus their personal interests, to help members from the third sector to grow and develop, as well as provide ‘hands-on’ real help in the form of volunteers.

“As a business, this enables our partners, contacts and networks to have a direct impact on the communities we work with and we are excited for where this will take us and our members.”

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Ambitious and focused charity, social enterprise and not for profit leaders from across the Preston area are invited to find out more about the work the gunnerscooke team does through their website, where they can also apply for free membership.

Experienced business people looking to put something back in to the community, are also encouraged to get in touch to find out more about how they can be involved.

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Do you know a local charity that would benefit from the inspire* project? Tell us in the comments below.

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