The Matthew Good Foundation has donated £50,000 to CatZero, a Humber-wide charity committed to making a lasting positive and personal change in the lives of children, young people, families, and adults.
Initially started for young people not in training, education or employment, its reach has now extended to all ages. Working across the whole Humber region, CatZero provides unique programmes for young people, adults, and whole families across the north and south banks of the Humber.
The donation to CatZero came through the Matthew Good Foundation – a charitable trust established in 2011 by the John Good Group. The John Good Group donates a proportion of its profits to the Matthew Good Foundation each year as part of the company’s ongoing commitment to supporting charitable causes.
The funding, to be provided over the next five years, will help support CatZero’s bespoke programmes that combine vocational and team-building skills with mentoring and qualifications valuable in the workplace. When people are supported to find work by giving them the skills to be successful, it can transform their lives.
Pete Tighe, CatZero Programme Manager, said: “We are so grateful to the Matthew Good Foundation for supporting us. As a local charity, we are delighted that a key local organisation has recognised our vital work in engaging people of all ages – including whole families, working together to offer new futures. This partnership will support our ambitions and help to deliver our vision. “
Michelle Taft, Executive Director of the Matthew Good Foundation, said, “We are incredibly proud to be able to support CatZero’s fantastic work to support people of all ages, often with complex underlying issues to overcome the barriers that prevent them moving into education, training or employment. The Matthew Good Foundation and the John Good Group have a long history in the Humber region and this donation cements our ongoing commitment to support the local area and the communities in which we operate.” Michelle Taft, Executive Director of the Matthew Good Foundation and Steph Caley, Company Accountant at John Good Group, presented the cheque to Pete Tighe, Cat Zero’s Programme Manager, onboard CatZero’s 72-foot yacht, which forms part of CatZero’s programme to inspire and raise aspirations.