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Hentons partners with leading community charity

A Leeds charity that runs community programmes across the city is set for a mentoring and fundraising boost, thanks to a new partnership with leading accountants Hentons.

The Leeds-based firm will be supporting Hamara throughout the year. Hamara runs a variety of projects from keep-fit for older people to sessions for the learning disabled, and trailblazing initiatives like a street gang project designed to reduce tensions between young people of different backgrounds.

The partnership will see Hentons provide dedicated volunteer supports as well as participating in fundraising initiatives.

Hamara has grown to be one of the largest ethnic minority organisations in the voluntary and community sectors in Leeds. Based in a purpose-built £1.2 million centre in Beeston, Hamara operates in the local community and its success has inspired many other organisations to work positively in the surrounding communities.

Working primarily with the South Asian community, Hamara now employs over 20 staff and volunteers and delivers projects in the areas of health and community wellbeing, youth education and sports, employment and social care.

Waseem Khan, a manager at Hentons, has been involved with Hamara for several years having joined the Board of Trustees as treasurer in 2013.

Mohammed Farouk, board chair, trustee and one of the founders of Hamara said: “It’s great to have Hentons on board as a partner organisation. They will be able to provide considerable support from a mentoring perspective to many of our community initiatives as well as helping us to continue with our drive for funding.”

Hentons has a team of over 100 who work with a wide range of businesses from medical professionals and property investors, musicians to manufacturers, academies and charities. It offers accounts, audit, business strategy and tax advisory services with a partner-led approach for all its clients.

Peter Hart, a partner at Hentons added: “Hamara is one of the most active charity organisations in Leeds and has played a crucial role in promoting and understanding community integration. We’re very happy to be partnering with them. Not only will we be supporting them on the volunteering and mentoring front but funds raised by Hentons will go towards supporting all aspects of the important work Hamara carries out.

“It has been instrumental in helping communities to come together and Leeds as a city is recognised on the national stage for the results that Hamara has achieved over the years.”


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