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“We get literally hundreds of requests for sponsorship support every year but it is very rare indeed that you know immediately that you absolutely have to get involved with a project, but that is exactly what happened when we were approached by Only Boys Aloud…Our sponsorship policies are designed to support social and community life, enable young people to develop life skills and support creativity, and to celebrate our heritage and culture in a vibrant, contemporary environment. Only Boys Aloud has delivered all of this and so much more.”

Graham Yorston, Chief Executive, Principality Building Society

By becoming a sponsor of Only Boys Aloud, or choosing us as your Charity of the Year, your organisation will be seen to be actively investing in the lives of young people across Wales. Whether meeting the needs of your CSR policy or finding a better balance for your Marketing spend, sponsorship of Only Boys Aloud will significantly help your business thrive as well as help us to continue to have a positive impact.

We are in a position to create a bespoke sponsorship package that can deliver an effective partnership that is mutually beneficial.

If you would like to explore the potential of a partnership with The Aloud Charity, please contact the Development Officer on 02920 444147 / louisa@thealoudcharity.com

22 May 2017 Principality continues support for Only Boys Aloud

Principality Building Society is to renew its sponsorship support for the Only Boys Aloud programme across Wales.

The sponsorship, which has been renewed for a further 18 months, will be used to run all 14 Only Boys Aloud (OBA) choirs across Wales on a weekly basis, as well as deliver a wide range of performance opportunities free of charge to around 180 OBA members.

Principality have been proud sponsors of the OBA programme since the scheme began seven years ago.

Coordinated by The Aloud Charity based in Cardiff, the Only Boys Aloud programme uses singing to engage with teenage boys in a way that develops new skills as well as promoting self-belief and aspiration. The choirs are delivered in some of the most deprived communities in Wales.

Aloud’s Artistic Director and Founder of OBA, Tim Rhys-Evans, said: “Without the vital financial support given by Principality Building Society over the years, we simply would not have been able to have achieved what we have and delivered such a positive impact on the lives of well over 1000 boys and their communities. Over the last 7 years OBA members have been finalists on Britain’s Got Talent, performed on a cruise ship for its launch and sang on stage with Katherine Jenkins at Hampton Court Palace Festival, amongst many other things. We can’t thank the Society enough for the renewed support which will help us continue providing transformative experiences such as these for our lads.”

Steve Hughes, Principality’s Chief Executive, said: “As a responsible business we are committed to investing in our communities and young people. We’re proud to further our long-standing support for Only Boys Aloud. This charity helps boys, often from deprived communities, to develop and hone key life skills, boosting their confidence and raising aspirations before they go in to the workplace. I look forward to seeing more of these youngsters develop thanks to the wonderful work the charity does.”

Principality Building Society are also title sponsors of the Principality Only Boys Aloud Academi, an intensive, week-long residential for OBA members aged 16 and over who show a great amount of musical and performance potential. The Principality Only Boys Aloud Academi will be performing at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama on 10th July.

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