We were thrilled yesterday to receive a cheque for £2,681 from the Childhood Trust’s Chairman, Grant Gordon.
The Childhood Trust’s support enabled the Brokerage to raise an outstanding £18,000 from our supporters and corporate partner, Berwin Leighton Paisner, a rate of nearly 7-1 leverage, during the Big Give Christmas challenge.
Grant Gordon, founder and chairman of the Childhood Trust presented the cheque at the law firm, CMS Cameron McKenna LLP, one of the hundreds of City firms that hosts ‘Working in the City’ workshops every year for thousands of young people from state schools and colleges in some of London’s most disadvantaged boroughs.
Lisa Gagliani, MBE, CEO of The Childhood Trust said:
“We were delighted to be champion funder to the Brokerage this year. We carefully select our charity partners to support projects that have proven impact in alleviating child poverty."
“The job readiness support that The Brokerage provides to London’s most disadvantaged teenagers is really the last line of defense against intergenerational poverty and as such, it is so important that their work continues to grow.”
“A heart-warming side to this story is that a Brokerage alumni gave a significant 4 figure donation from his bonus - which was doubled and gift aided via The Big Give platform, to help make that incredible 7 fold leverage. This kind of gratitude-linked generosity is a magnificent tribute to the value of their work.”
Through our aspiration raising workshops in corporate surroundings, we provide inspiration, information and insights into a world of work often closed to young people with no connections in professional or business careers. The Brokerage gives a ‘hand up’ not a ‘hand-out’, while helping young people to maximise their own potential.
We can do so much with the £18,000 raised to provide more information, support and guidance about CVs, interviews and work experience opportunities to young people across London who do not always get it from home or school.