FUNDRAISING NEWS: WHY I GIVE - June Sarpong, television and radio presenter

June Sarpong is a television and radio presenter. She currently presents Channel Four's youth programme T4 on Sundays and the gameshow, Your Face or Mine.

Which charities do you support?

I got involved with the Prince's Trust after my agent asked me early last year because it was very close to his heart. It's important to target the young people who are hardest to reach and show them that someone cares. The trust is great at giving young people confidence and it's very exciting to be part of releasing their potential. I also support Samaritans, End Child Poverty and Sickle Cell.

How much time do you give per year?

As much as I can. I get a real buzz from meeting fantastic young people, particularly those who have overcome difficulties to achieve things. Helping the next budding businessman or musician to reach their goals makes me very proud.

What do you feel you bring to the charity?

I think young people relate to and have an affinity with me through my work as a TV presenter.

Do you think celebrities do enough to help promote charities?

Celebrities should help because people know who we are. We can raise awareness and it's a good way to keep our feet on the ground.

What is a good way for a charity to approach you for support?

Just write to my agent and ask. The Prince's Trust did just that and I helped it celebrate its Leaving Care mentoring scheme.

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