KR Group supports The Boathouse Youth

4th February, 2019 - 12:00pm

22 March 2019: Key Retirement Group (one of the UK’s leading retirement finance experts with its head office in the North West) will partner with The Boathouse Youth – which supports young children through positive recreational and educational activities – and will become a ‘Platinum’ corporate patron of the charity.

Operating in two of the most deprived communities in Blackpool, where more than 50% of the children are classed as ‘living below the breadline’, The Boathouse Youth’s mission is to break the cycle of deprivation and empower today’s children to become productive members of society. The Boathouse Youth aims to provide a variety of activities inspired to build confidence, restore self-esteem and bring happiness to the lives of its young members.

The Boathouse Youth relies solely upon grants, generous benefactors and local fundraising support to provide these services and Key Retirement Group (KR Group) will focus on helping to contribute via volunteering and fundraising activities.

Simon Thompson, CEO at KR Group said: “The activities and services provided by The Boathouse Youth are tailor-made to help break the cycle of hardship some young people face. They work to increase aspirations, boost confidence and enhance the ability to secure employment, giving the skills and abilities to lead successful lives.  As a financial services company that works mainly with the over-55s, we are delighted to support such a worthy cause – our customers care deeply about the prospects of the next generation.”

Laurance Hancock, CEO at The Boathouse Youth said: “The most significant barrier facing our members is their financial circumstances. This is why we provide all of our services completely free of charge. Without The Boathouse Youth there would be no other recreational outlet for the children and young people of these communities, the resultant effect of which would be an inevitable gravitation towards anti-social forms of behaviour which could have a negative long-term impact on their lives  We are delighted to be working with KR Group to help tackle these issues.”

If you would like to find out more about The Boathouse Youth, please visit


Key Retirement Group (KR Group):

Pioneers in the equity release market, KR Group is on a mission to be the UK’s leading retirement finance expert, focused on helping people finance a better retirement. Celebrating its 21th anniversary in 2019, the Group has helped over-55s release more than £5 billion worth of equity from their properties.

Evolving to meet the financial needs of the increasing over-50s market, brands within the KR Group umbrella include the UK’s leading equity release adviser (Key), innovative later life lender (more 2 life), respected referral service (Key Partnerships) and leading later life service provider (AiR Group). At the heart of Key Retirement Group is the determination to grow the size of the equity release market, continue to help develop advice standards across the industry, support the growing number of equity release advisers active in the sector and innovate through the development of new retirement lending products.

The Group is proud to be one of the largest private employers in Preston and its brands have garnered almost 100 industry and consumer awards since launch.


For more information, please contact:


Lee Blackwell

Director of Public Relations and Public Affairs

KR Group




Rachel Mann

KR Group

01772 508322