MAYOR’S FUND BLOG NO.3

12th June 2015

Our second Count on Us Primary Challenge Final was the jewel in the crown of another very fruitful week at The Mayor’s Fund for London. St George’s Cathedral Catholic School were the victors, with Deputy Mayor for Culture and Education, Munira Mirza, the first to congratulate them.

100 London schools participated in the Count on Us Challenge in 2015, with 13 making it to the final
100 London schools participated in the Count on Us Challenge in 2015, with 13 making it to the final

Budding mathematicians and codebreakers from 13 schools created an electric atmosphere in London’s Living Room way up on the ninth floor of City Hall.

It was a first event – two days into the job – for Fiona Kearney, who joined our fundraising team on Monday. Fiona is already proving to be an invaluable addition to our fundraising team.

On Wednesday we saw Griffin Primary School Breakfast Club in action with generous funder Andy Wates of the Wates Group. It’s fair to say we all need to sharpen up our Connect 4 skills! The children were thoroughly enjoying their breakfast in a school that has truly adopted the philosophy of instilling aspiration in its pupils.

Another of our Breakfast Clubs – Charlton Manor School – hosted a Food in the Curriculum conference on Friday which was a wonderful showcase of all the great things that the school and their adopted chef, Raymond Blanc, are doing. Oliver Blanc, son of Raymond, and Levi Roots also threw their weight behind the schools ‘food revolution’ that Jamie Oliver worked so hard to kick start.

Monday is the second City Pitch for 2015 and on Thursday, we have a fundraising event at Tower 42. Hope to see you there!