One in a Million – our chosen charity

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Wayne Jacobs, ex premier league footballer and co-founder of One in a Million speaks about the work of the charity.

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We are proud to support One in a Million, a local charity that help Bradford children and young people from disadvantaged backgrounds by:

  • Providing educational qualifications & social skills for life
  • Breaking down barriers & building community cohesion
  • Showing that everyone has value, something to offer and is ‘One in a Million’.

One in a Million use sports, arts and enterprise…

…as a means to engage and enthuse Bradford children and young people struggling to overcome issues of crime, poverty, exclusion, drugs, solvent abuse and obesity.

Through various community-based projects…

…in eight centres across the city One in a Million provide weekly “grass-roots” football and indoor athletics, “Kidz” Clubs, Dance and Educational and Creative Arts programmes.


One in a Million work with up to 750 children…

…and young people every week and aim to:

  • Support: some of Bradford’s most vulnerable children in gaining educational qualifications and social skills for life
  • Bring together: young people from different ethnic backgrounds, break down barriers, racial tensions and build community cohesion
  • Help each child: and young person involved understand that each and every one of them has value, they have something to offer and they are all ‘One in a Million’.

We work closely with One in a Million…

…and actively encourage employee fundraising activities in support of this very worthy charity.


To date Intouch Advance have raised £8,174.91…

  • CEO Simon Pollard undertook the tough Welsh 3000s in June 2014 (read more here)
  • A team of 7 Intouch Advance staff completed the Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge in July 2015 in first place (full story here)
  • Laura Barrass and Scott Walker raise money by taking the 15,000ft  Tandem Skydive Challenge in July 2015.

“May I thank you most sincerely for your support of our charity, however may I thank for much more than that, and that is your heart and commitment to help make a difference to the young people of our City and District.

We are only called One In A Million to let them know they are exactly that and to them you are One In A Million.”

Wayne Jacobs, Co-founder, One In A Million

Intouch Advance, Festival Building, Ashley Lane, Shipley, BD17 7DB. Tel: 0844 568 0000