Last Friday, we celebrated our fifth birthday at a special dinner with over 150 supporters and advocates of High Tide! Held at Rockliffe Hall, the event celebrated the fantastic results we’ve achieved for the region’s young people and our supporting members since launching in 2012.
The evening raised an incredible £9,000, which will be invested in to ensuring the sustainability and growth of our unique educational programmes.
Hosting the event was Managing Director of Trinity Mirror North East, Bob Cuffe, and he was joined on stage by High Tide’s Chairman, David Robinson and Tees Valley Mayor, Ben Houchen.
David Robinson, High Tide Chairman, said: “Celebrating the fifth anniversary of High Tide makes me feel extremely proud. What started as an idea has become a firm reality that is performing extremely well. It has opened the eyes of so many young people in Teesside and helped them to understand the career opportunities on their doorstep. At the very least it has shown them you can build a fantastic career and life here in Teesside if they work for it.
“The Charity wouldn’t have reached this milestone without the committed and hardworking team that drives the programmes and engages members, as well as the schools and young people. Thank you to everyone who has supported High Tide over the last five years.”
Set up to inspire young people’s career choices and showcase opportunities in maritime-related careers, we have now helped and supported close to 6,000 young people in Teesside.
Tees Valley Mayor, Ben Houchen, added: “I am very pleased to support this excellent initiative. The High Tide Foundation is doing fantastic work unlocking the potential of young people across the region. This partnership between more than 100 serious employers and some of the area’s leading educational establishments is ensuring more young people have the ability to find work experience and eventually a rewarding career close to home. This is vital to the future success of the Tees Valley economy.”
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