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.


Intouch Advance CEO Simon Pollard raised £3000…

…in Summer 2014 by undertaking the tough Welsh 3000s – the 24 hour mountain walk challenge climbing 15 peaks above 3000 feet – read more here.


“I just wanted to personally thank you for your fantastic effort last week. Your commitment and courage to push through the pain and finish with great determination showed tremendous character. It was good to get to know you a little bit as we walked, great to hear how you have developed from that young man to running your own successful company.

Thank you for using that position to recognise and give back, to help young people who maybe did or do not get the opportunities or support we maybe had.”

Wayne Jacobs, Co-founder, One In A Million

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