Introduced to us by CVC Capital Partners in early 2012, Merlin Entertainments has become one of our most valued partners. Merlin staff were some of the earliest volunteers for our Transformative Mentoring Programme, which launched in October 2012, and we have consistently received mentors from Merlin ever since. Also in 2012, Merlin offered us free use of one of their venues, Madame Tussaud's, and we have since held a supporter event at Sea Life as well as another at Madame Tussaud's.

Merlin has also provided free tickets for all of their venues to our Young Leaders Group, amounting to roughly 1,000 tickets a year. Additionally Merlin have twice held job fairs at their head offices at Thorpe Park where our young people learned about all the various jobs available in the visitor attractions industry and Merlin have had our young people on both work experience and summer employment.

We have sent volunteers from the Young Leaders Group to help out at several Merlin events, including cricket matches and their annual ball.