Asos and Barnsley Youth Choir in harmony with new partnership.

Barnsley Youth Choir today announces a partnership with ASOS

BARNSLEY, 3rd March 2023: Barnsley Youth Choir today announces a partnership with ASOS, the global online fashion destination. ASOS has become a Major Corporate Sponsor, providing new funding to support access to the choir for local children.

The choir is a charity run by volunteers that relies on the support of the community to provide outstanding opportunities for children and young people across the Barnsley Borough. The sponsorship will support with running costs and help the choir to provide additional support to struggling families through its bursary scheme. ASOS joins Barnsley College as a Major Corporate Sponsor of the choir.

ASOS’ flagship UK fulfilment centre located at Great Houghton opened in 2011 and is the largest private sector employer in the Borough with c.4.000 people working at the site. The retailer is already active in the local community through existing partnerships with Centrepoint, OnSide Youth Zone, the Prince’s Trust, and the Proud of Barnsley Awards. In addition to becoming a Major Corporate Sponsor, ASOS will also sponsor the choir’s Gala Dinner taking place in the Spring, a major fundraising event for the organisation.

Mat Wright MBE, Artistic Director of Barnsley Youth Choir said:
“We are pleased to have agreed this partnership and we are enormously grateful to ASOS for making this commitment to young people in the town. This money will support the choir and its members, many of whom face significant financial challenges and struggle to pay even heavily subsidised costs. It was clear that, even in initial discussions, ASOS is an organisation that genuinely cares about the local community and this support will have a positive impact on the 500+ children that now access our provision. We look forward to working together and hope that this is the start of a long-lasting and positive relationship for ASOS, the choir and the town.”

Chris Smith, UK & ROW Director of Logistics at ASOS said:
“The people of Barnsley have been pivotal to the growth and success of ASOS and that’s why we’re delighted to give back to the community and support the inspirational Barnsley Youth Choir. Our purpose is to give people the confidence to be whoever they want to be and that is exactly what the choir seeks to do for young people in the Borough. We can’t wait to attend our first concert!”