Photo caption: Eaves Syndicate members with Karen Mattison MBE and Laura Bassett from Eaves
The average UK citizen spends nearly 17 hours a week watching TV, but only one hour on voluntary work. Well, not for these guys.
This week, Admiralty House hosted the official launch of the Eaves Young Philanthropy Syndicate, the first-cross Whitehall Syndicate to be established. The Syndicate members, 17 passionate civil servants, are partnering with the innovative charity Eaves and will be dedicating their time, money and skills to support the charity. Karen Mattison MBE (Founder of social enterprise Women Like Us) and Jo Swinson (Minister for Women and Equalities) are both proud to offer their support to the Syndicate.
Martyn Lewis CBE presents the 2013 Beacon Awards
- The first generation of YP Syndicate founders were awarded the prestigious Beacon Award for City Philanthropy, sponsored by JP Morgan, alongside Sir Vernon Ellis and JK Rowling.
- We’ve been papped… sort of. A feature in the Evening Standard described how YP Syndicates are investing in a range of transformational programmes in London.
- Michael and Adam (YP’s co-founders) have been invited by David Blunkett MP to present to Parliament as part of the Growing Giving inquiry on 10 July, exploring how the UK can narrow the generational gap in giving and encourage greater giving at work. We’ll be tweeting throughout so follow us @Y_Philanthropy – unless we get our phones confiscated…
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