Nottingham’s Lindleys Autocentres continues to be a fantastic partner of Switch Up. 

NOTTINGHAM-BASED mentorship organisation Switch Up, has received its first cheque donation from Lindleys Autocentres to help fund mentoring, non-formal education and sport activities.

The organisation which works in partnership with Nottingham School of Boxing, uses mentoring techniques alongside physical training to engage Nottingham’s young people in positive activity and steer them away from gang-criminality.

Marcellus Baz BEM, founder of Switch Up and Nottingham School of Boxing, said: “I’m really grateful that Lindleys have pledged real action to support Switch Up, it’s amazing to see a community coming together. The more people involved with the organisation the more we can continue to help young people who need that extra support and guidance”.

Lindleys are the first business to start monthly donations to Switch Up, with the first cheque of £864.36 being awarded this month. Lindleys will be asking customers to donate 25p to the charity after every job they complete, aiming for a minimum of £500 per month. The monthly donations will benefit the organisational massively and hopefully will inspire other businesses to get involved with the cause.

Ryan Lindley, director at Lindleys Autocentre said: “I have got to see the incredible work Marcellus Baz and the team at Switch Up are doing for the youth in Nottingham, it is genuinely inspiring to see.

The businesses of Nottingham must support this cause, they should feel obligated to give back to the town they make their living from. The impact this place has on so many troubled young kids that have been completely let down by the system is truly incredible”.

Marcellus Baz set up the Nottingham School of Boxing shortly after a knife attack which meant he was no longer able to pursue his career in professional boxing. The school was set up as a way to help younger people stay away from gang violence and crime, by encouraging boxing and providing mentoring.

Find out more about Lindleys Autocentre at www.lindleysautocentres.co.uk.