The charity, Soft Touch, will host a 1980’s themed interactive exhibition throughout the month of November to mark its 30th birthday, following a VIP launch on Wednesday 2nd November sponsored by Newby Castleman. Established in 1986, Soft Touch uses arts, media and music activities to inspire and engage disadvantaged young people and help them to develop creative, social and employability skills. The VIP launch will include a private view of the exhibition and local dignitaries and business leaders will be in attendance.

Soft TouchNewby Castleman is also celebrating a significant birthday this year as it enters its 65th year. Stephen Castleman, Partner at Newby Castleman, said: “Our 65th birthday is a fantastic opportunity for us to step back and take stock of everything we have achieved and the wide range of great companies we have and we still work with. The history and legacy of Newby Castleman speaks for itself. We have many clients that have been with us not just for years but for decades.

Soft Touch is one of these valued clients who we have been looking after for over 20 years now. It is an inspirational charity that changes the lives of disadvantaged young people and we are thrilled to be able to help make their 30th birthday a success whilst we celebrate our 65th birthday.”

Christine Wigmore, Business Development Director at Soft Touch, said: “We are delighted with the continued support from Newby Castleman, which will contribute greatly to the success of this anniversary event. This year is a very exciting time for us. The exhibition is going to be a fantastic opportunity not only to celebrate our 30th birthday but to showcase the work of the young people we strive to help and we simply could not do it without the support of local businesses such as Newby Castleman.

“Local artists, fashion designers and businesses are coming together to work with the young people we help day in and day out to create this fantastic interactive exhibition. It’s very moving to see everyone coming together and doing their bit to help us celebrate.” For more information on Soft Touch, please visit

Newby Castleman is one of the UK’s leading independent accountancy practices offering a range of specialist financial services, business and tax advice for individuals and businesses. Its head office can be found on Regent Road, Leicester and a branch office is located in Forest Road, Loughborough. To find out more about its full portfolio of services, download the free Newby Castleman app from The App Store or Google Play, telephone the Leicester branch on 0116 254 9262, the Loughborough branch on 01509 263500 or visit the website at

It’s very moving to see everyone coming together and doing their bit to help us celebrate.

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