Katie Mallinson – a comms professional with almost 15 years’ industry experience and founder of Scriba PR – has been appointed as an associate of Huddersfield-headquartered charity, the Yorkshire Children’s Centre.
Committed to creating a future where children, young people and families achieve their full potential in life, YCC provides a range of services including education and training, a child contact centre, healthy start (free nutrition) programme, and injury prevention advice, to name just a few. Established in 1974, the organisation employs over 100 people but also relies significantly on the support of volunteers.
Passionate about giving back to the local community, Katie has therefore pledged her backing of YCC in the form of being a charity associate.
Commenting on Katie’s appointment, CEO Helen Orlic said: “An associate member is a new role within the Charity, recently created for individuals who have indicated that they would like to provide expert support and assistance on a voluntary basis.
“It’s always useful to know someone who can help, but the value of the relationship is even greater when that individual clearly operates in line with our values – approachable, trusted, empowering, caring and inclusive.
“I was introduced to Katie by our chair of the board of trustees, Roger Bryant, who has seen first-hand how Katie contributes to other organisations such as the University of Huddersfield and Greenhead College. The guidance she has already given us around promoting ourselves more, has been extremely helpful and we’re delighted to have her join us.”
Adding why she took up the opportunity, Katie elaborated: “I am a big believer in putting professional talents to good use and enjoy the chance to utilise my skills and ideas for causes beyond Scriba’s immediate client base. I think this is an important part of running a modern business.
“Links to education are important to me and having recently become a parent, I also hold causes that support young people close to my heart. YCC’s work is phenomenal and I look forward to playing even the tiniest part in what they can achieve moving forwards.”
As an organisation, Scriba has received awards for its services to charity. Last year, the business also donated 250 books to Yorkshire schools, and Katie donates more than 300 hours of pro bono time to young people every year.