North West based fostering agency have this season struck a partnership with the Academy to sponsor the team's kits.
Rated as outstanding in their last four Ofsted inspections, Parallel Parents is an independent organisation with an excellent reputation.
Having the logo emblazoned on the shirts of the U18s in their memorable FA Youth Cup run gave them increased exposure early on and have since continued their support by working closely with the club to promote their brand and services to the local area, most notably through the LEDs on matchdays.
On the sponsorship agreement, Head of Academy Conor Marlin said; "We'd first of all like to thank the team at Parallel Parents for their sponsorship and ongoing support.
"Their logo fits nicely onto the shirts and this season we've had some good performances and experiences already. The organisation also link in well as we have a lot of young players who come from a variety of different backgrounds and being based locally I believe we can help each other more in the future.
"It's a fantastic organisation that does some outstanding work, so we're extremely proud and privileged to be able to showcase what is still such a worthwhile cause in today's society."
More about Parallel Parents...
Established for over 25 years, their first priority is always the child or young person in their care. They believe that children have the right to a safe, stable and nurturing foster home, and their aim is to recruit skilled and resilient foster carers who are able to offer children a positive substitute family experience when it’s not possible for them to live with their own family.
Their message is that, with the right support and training, anyone can become a foster carer. So whether you are 25 or 78, all you need is a zest for life and a commitment to make a difference to children and young people. They’ll help you with the rest!
One of the key highlights from their latest Ofsted inspection was that 'foster carers feel extremely well supported by the agency. Feedback received from foster carers as part of this inspection process was overwhelmingly positive.' Having happy, well supported foster carers is so important to Parallel Parents as it means that they can, in turn, provide the best possible level of care to the young people they look after.
Knowing that they are making a lasting difference in the lives of children and young people is what makes being a foster carer hugely rewarding and enjoyable. It makes the hard work and challenges that come along the journey all the more worthwhile. If fostering is something that you’re thinking about, or you’d like to find out what makes Parallel Parents so special, check out their website or get in touch with them today!
Visit www.parallelparents.com to get in touch direct about fostering opportunities.