Every Christmas, Recognition choose a local charity to support and this year we’re proud to be donating to It’s Your Choice, a New Forest based information, advice and guidance charity for young people in the New Forest area.
There are around 23,000 young people aged 12-25 in the New Forest area. It’s Your Choice was established in 1987 to help those young people by providing confidential, free advice on issues including drug and alcohol abuse, sexual health, homelessness and mental health issues.
Chris Carey, CEO of It’s Your Choice, says: “As a youth charity we want to empower young people to make positive life choices and to be there to help and support to prevent problems escalating into bigger concerns. They come to us for many different reasons, each with their own particular difficulties, facing a huge range of situations and challenges. We know from their feedback that our help makes a real difference, so being supported by local businesses, alongside our other fundraising, is so important.”