Mare Nostrum Launches New Charity Initiative

The Mare Nostrum Group is pleased to announce the launch of its Youth Upskill Initiative. The goal of the Youth Upskill Initiative is to help children gain the confidence and skills to assist their progress in education, work, and life; the support of social mobility has become one of Mare Nostrum Group’s core goals and will seek to achieve this through fundraising, volunteering, and the company’s hiring practices.

For the initiative’s first year, the company has decided to raise funds for two important youth charities, Career Ready and Speakers Trust. In order to do this, the Mare Nostrum Group team has committed to walking 20 million steps; which is the approximate distance from the office in Harrogate to Mare Nostrum, the Roman name for the Mediterranean sea, from which the company took its name.

To ensure that the team reaches this goal, team members will be tracking their daily steps and completing two challenges:

  1. The Leeds 10k Run
  2. The Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge

The fundraising goal for 2022 is to raise £5,000 by the time of the Frankfurt Book Fair, which takes place in October. Funds raised will be divided equally between the two charity partners.

Katie Lee, chair of the Youth Upskill Initiative, comments

We are very excited to officially launch Mare Nostrum Group’s Youth Upskill Initiative. The initiative will be supporting two incredibly vital charities, aimed at helping young people gain the confidence and skills to assist their progress in education, work, and life. We look forward to raising funds for such valuable causes.

Further information and updates on the fundraising effort, as well as the option to donate, can be found here: LINK


Career Ready

Career Ready partners with employers and educators across the UK to invest in young people from diverse backgrounds. Its mission is to boost social mobility by empowering young people and giving their talents a platform to flourish.

Speakers Trust

The Speakers Trust aims to unlock the potential of young people, by building their confidence and improving their ability to express themselves verbally. Via their school based workshops, The Speakers Trust helps some of the most disadvantaged children in the UK build their communication skills.