Sojo also creates space for discussion around sustainable fashion “What I needed was a really easy and hassle-free way for me to get my clothes altered and repaired – that’s when Sojo was born.” Sojo’s mission is to give clothes a second chance to keep them out of landfill for longer. Sojo made the 2020
MAYOR’S FUND BLOG NO.3
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.
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!
Cosi Care eczema relief – 2019 Creative Industries winner
Lauren Bell, 2019 Creative Industries Award winner, Cosi Care “When I entered the competition, I was a designer. Now I am an entrepreneur.” Lauren Bell, used her experiences with chronic eczema to create Cosi Care – a line of products to relieve the symptoms of eczema and other skin conditions. Designed with children in mind,
Fighting electronic waste – 2018 Tech finalist
Re-inventing the circuit board for the circular economy Tech Finalist at the 2018 awards, Jiva made it through to the finals with their key product Soluboard. Soluboard is designed to be a replacement for the plastic base of circuit boards used in all our electronics. The boards are made with natural fibres and a number