THE John Thornton Young Achievers Foundation has allocated £70,000 to 16 organisations for the coming year.
The charity has expanded to include East Dorset District Scouts and The Bournemouth and Poole Borough Council’s Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme.
This will increase the number of young people able to apply for JTYAF awards by almost 2500.
Since it was formed in 2008, in memory of Lt John Thornton who was killed in Afghanistan, the charity has awarded funding to over 550 young individuals and supported numerous school projects.
Capt Ian Thornton, John’s brother and JTYAF trustee commented: “The foundation is a wonderful legacy for John and he would be proud to see that the JTYAF has helped so many young people to realise their ambitions.”
To find out more about the John Thornton Young Achievers Foundation visit their website at http://www.jtyaf.org/