BBC Apprentice star, Jade English, has pledged to raise funds for Manchester based Social Enterprise, Girls Out Loud, by running Tatton Park’s 10KM on Saturday 11th November.

Founded by serial Entrepreneur, Jane Kenyon in 2010, Girls Out Loud works with teenage girls from across the country who struggle with their self-esteem as a result of increasing societal pressures, such as premature sexualisation and bullying.

A cause Jade calls ‘close to her heart’, having struggled with self-esteem issues growing up, Girls Out Loud helps hundreds of teenage girls between the ages of 13- 18 each year, through its dedicated ‘Big Sister’ mentor programme, implemented by inspirational female volunteers.

Jade confirmed: “I am really looking forward to Tatton Park’s 10KM and cannot think of a better cause to raise money for than Girls Out Loud, particular as more and more teenage girls are falling victim to online trolling and cyber bullying.”

“Having grown up with low self-esteem, I feel I can really relate to the girls supported by the charity, and hope that by raising funds more people will join me in my mission to help empower young women to just believe in themselves, and realise that they are perfect just the way they are.”

A current favourite to win the popular BBC series, Jade has raised nearly half of her £1,000 target with less than two weeks to go until the event.

Jane Kenyon, Founder of Girls Out Loud, added: “We are delighted Jade has adopted Girls Out Loud as her cause and look forward to engaging her in our work with teenage girls in Manchester schools next year”

“The challenging landscape our girls are faced with today demands confidence, self esteem, resilience and gumption. Positive, female role models are key to showing them the way and helping to shine a light on their potential. When you know better, you do better. It’s that simple!”

To find out more about Girls Out Loud and to help Jade reach her fundraising target, please visit her dedicated Just Giving Page:

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/jade-english10k