Current Supporters

We love to work in partnership with local businesses who care about the local community and our future generation.

All of the businesses below actively support Soft Touch. If you would like to support Soft Touch in any way please contact our Business Director, Chris Wigmore.
Contact details: 0116 255 2592 | chris@soft-touch.org.uk

Situated on New Walk, Soft Touch Arts helps disadvantaged young people and supports them with challenges in their lives. Mocha Marketing developed a close relationship with the charity in 2015 and, over the past year, has regularly supported the charity.

Pete and Tracey Miller have been great supporters of Soft Touch since 2015. Tracey is one of our business ambassadors, helping to raise our profile and input ideas for fundraising events and how we can make the most of our centre at 50 New Walk.

Glynis developed an idea for a project involving young people that could highlight the benefits of mediation in divorce, a service which her practice offers. The films are used to encourage positive options to court proceedings.

Paul and Jen from Everything Branded got involved with Soft Touch in 2014 understanding how creative projects help the young people.

We are pleased to announce that PPL PRS Ltd Leicester has chosen Soft Touch Arts as their charity of the year! We're looking forward to continue working together on some exciting joint initiatives.

We met Joe and Darren from Arch Creative at the 2013 Leicester Mercury Business Awards. Arch have provided graphics workshops for our young people, joined our business ambassador panel and helped with our branding and design work.

Soft Touch Arts is delighted to be chosen as the official charity partner of the White Stuff Foundation’s Leicester store. We will be working with staff in the local store on Market Street on a range of fundraising activities and events.

Malcolm Murphy hair have chosen us as one of their main charities to support in 2018. We are excited to collaborate with their various fundraising activities to help us over the year.

Leicester-based catering company Dimblebee Catering have sponsored a social enterprise that saw refugees and asylum seekers gain qualifications and invaluable life experience.

Andy Wright from Duffy's Bar has made Soft Touch the long-term charity partner for Duffy’s new pay as you feel gig venue with all donations from gigs going to Soft Touch. Duffy's Bar Leicester continues to help us raise as much money as possible.

Smith Partnership have joined us to host a monthly morning of informal networking for local businesses in Leicester. Smith Partnership gives us the opportunity of letting local businesses know what we do as one of Leicester's awarded charities.

Smallman & Son won the contract to refurbish 50 New Walk back in 2014/15. Since then they have continued to support us through sponsoring equipment and events. Danielle and Chantelle Garrity are great ambassadors for our charity and often invite us to events and find other opportunities for us to network and raise awareness of the work that we do.

Niche have been supporting Soft Touch since 2014 and have really helped us to raise our profile through making introductions to different businesses, promoting our events and projects through the magazine and social media.

Local fashion designer and Betty Brown boutique owner, Suhkina Garcia, has taken Soft Touch on board as a charity that she feels is close to her heart. The creative connection and her own life experience has helped her to decide she would like to support us.

We've been working with rg+p now for 4 years. Back in 2012 they offered us some pro-bono support facilitated through Leicestershire Cares to help shape the plans for our youth arts and heritage centre at 50 New Walk.

The Practical Printer believes that the future belongs to the creative energies of today’s youth. By supporting Soft Touch Arts, we believe we are helping to support everyone’s future.

Julie Langton, Wealth Management Partner of True Potential Wealth Management is a supporter of Soft Touch Arts and has made us her Charity of the Year for the third year running.

Phillip Sharpe and his team have been supporting Soft Touch for the last 2 years since they opened their amazing restaurant on King Street.

Soft Touch are delighted and privileged to be chosen as Arthur J. Gallagher Leicester’s charity of the year for the second year running in 2016.

"Working with Soft Touch is personally rewarding and a great way for Spearing Waite to get involved with the local community and give something back.”
Michael Lawrence: Director, Spearing Waite LLP

Newby Castleman have been our accountants for many years and they have helped us out with generous donations towards the running of our events in our new building. They also help with the financial complexities that come with being a charity.

Managing Director, Leanne Bonner-Cooke has been a mentor for us since January 2016 as part of our Kickstart Business Mentoring scheme, and decided that a barbecue was a fun way to encourage local businesses to get involved and raise awareness.