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👏 Tom Holmes becomes Berkshire Youth charity ambassador

Centre-half to play active ambassadorial role in helping Berkshire Youth support young people across the county

13 May 2021

Berkshire Youth are delighted to announce that 21-year-old Royals centre-back, Tom Holmes, has become the its new Charity Ambassador.

Berkshire Youth has been serving the young people of Berkshire, delivering excellent and efficient youth support services for 80 years.

The charity supports clubs and groups in providing safe environments in which young people can explore new ideas, activities and opportunities - by building on local agendas, responding to the needs of young people and local communities, offering support to local partners and direct provision when appropriate.

The charity is rightly proud of its track record and is committed to building on that record over the coming years to support young people make successful transitions from childhood to young adulthood.

Tom Holmes is sure to be a fantastic Charity Ambassador, helping to raise awareness of their important work with local young people in the area.

Holmes, who made a staggering 41 appearances in what can be considered his breakthrough season at senior level at the club, will bring a real enthusiasm to the role and a willingness to get involved - which are attributes Berkshire Youth expect local young people to respond really well to.

David Seward, CEO of Berkshire Youth, commented: “We are really pleased to welcome Tom to the charity. Having spent most of his life in Reading, Tom will instantly have a great connection and common ground with the young people we work with, and I know he is also aware of the importance and benefits of positive activities for young people.

"I am sure that Tom will be a great role model and representative for our charity and we can’t wait to work with him to raise awareness of our work championing, supporting, empowering and inspiring Berkshire’s young people.”

Tom added, “First and foremost I’m honoured that Berkshire Youth have given me this opportunity.

"I’m a Reading boy through and through and I’m very aware of the opportunities and chances that I’ve had growing up, particularly in sport, so to be able get together with Berkshire Youth and raise awareness of the work being done to give young people the same opportunities and education is something that I am really looking forward to."

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