The Printing Charity helped 1,646 people in 2016, an increase of 44% over the year before. The figure included 496 people helped through welfare grants, 98 residents in its two sheltered homes for retired people, 537 young people through its education work, 439 people with CV and job search training, and 76 through charity partnerships.
Chairman Jon Wright said: “The charity meets a very real need and we are committed to extending our reach through our welfare and education work, as well as building stronger industry links. Being accessible underpins all our initiatives to increase the number of people we help in a meaningful way year-on-year.”
Wright and Steve Sibbald have been reelected as The Printing Charity’s chairman and deputy chairman respectively for a fifth term. Pauline Blake, internal audit director at FT, was elected honorary treasurer, and the appointments of Brett Lawrence and Peter Coley as trustees have been confirmed.