The Thatchers Story

As with many of the best employers, Thatchers have an ethos of encouraging staff to develop skills in other aspects of their lives, so when a member of their management team mentioned that he was looking to do some volunteering with young people and would need to take a couple of days off to complete the training it was given the green light without hesitation.

Not only that, but Martin Thatcher passed on some information that he had received from a business contact about a Somerset based charity called PROMISEworks.

The member of staff applied, and was accepted to take part in the PROMISEworks 4-day mentor training programme, where on Day 1 it was explained that the charity faces two limiting factors;

  • Recruiting sufficient volunteer mentors
  • Attracting enough funding to support each mentoring relationship 

After completion of his training the volunteer, confirmed he was still keen to go on to become a mentor and was able to share the fantastic news with PROMISEworks staff that his employer would sponsor him to complete his first 2 years of mentoring by a donation of £4,000 through the Thatchers Foundation.


Are you a small business owner?

Could you follow this sponsorship model and donate a small amount from each “something” that you do?

Could each hair treatment, pedicure, hedge trim, car service or tattoo provide a donation to help us support the vulnerable young people we work with?

Such donations, however small, build up and could help considerably as we strive to expand the PROMISEworks mentoring programme across Somerset.

Do you have a reception area? Do you put together information packs for your customers? Could you help to promote our search for mentors by stocking and distributing our leaflets?

Do you have ideas on how your business or organisation can partner with PROMISEworks?

If so we’d love to hear from you!
You can call us on 0300 365 1900 to discuss your ideas or email us at with a brief outline of things to get the ball rolling and we’ll be sure to contact you as soon as we can.

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