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Birmingham Rotary support young entrepreneurs

Birmingham Rotary support young entrepreneurs

Rotary club in Erdington support and sponsor their local charity free@last, which enables young people from local communities a chance to make their dreams come true.

Rotary Club of Erdington has supported the charity free@last and sponsored their work for many years and will continue to do so.

free@last is a charity (founded in 1999) based in the Nechells area of Birmingham, a neglected and abandoned inner-city community.

Few years ago, Rotarian & PDG Tim Bushel was instrumental in establishing a Rotaract club within the charity.

They encourage young people to broaden their horizons and experience new opportunities by helping them to believe that all things are possible.

Nobody should ever be neglected from achieving greatness that they deserve because of the area they grew up in.”

The charity’s mantra is “Nobody should ever be neglected from achieving greatness that they deserve because of the area they grew up in.”

The charity does this by making positive changes in the young people’s lives and teaching them that they can and will overcome obstacles and make their dreams come true.

During COVID four teenager members from the Rotaract club spotted a gap in the market for any relevant souvenirs/merchandise representing the diversity of the city of Birmingham.

The club set about making tee shirts, hoodies, and accessories under the name “Brum Ting”.

The club set about making tee shirts, hoodies, and accessories under the name “Brum Ting”.

The “United by Birmingham 2022 Project” now supports the business an initiative that aims to support grassroots businesses.

As a result of this, the group has set up a shop ‘Brum Ting’ at the Birmingham 2022 Festival site in Victoria Square selling garments and merchandise during the event.