As part of our Champions for Children campaign to help London children living in poverty recover from the coronavirus crisis, prominent Londoner and mum of two Tamzin Outhwaite today volunteered at the Skyline Kitchen Social Hub, in North London, and helped prepare and deliver free nutritious meals for some of the hardest hit children and
Transforming London for the better
Matthew Patten, Chief Executive of the Mayor’s Fund for London, today announced that he will be moving on from the organisation on 31st August.
Matthew joined the Mayor’s Fund for London as Chief Executive in 2012. Since then, the social mobility charity has seen its impact grow 4-fold, raising over £17m to support its work.
In 2017, the Mayor’s Fund worked with over 35,000 young Londoners, 420 schools, 400 employers, other charities, communities and public authorities across all 33 London boroughs. Over the next 3 years, the Fund is on track to reach more than 50,000 young Londoners in some of the capital’s most disadvantaged communities. Pioneer projects include Kitchen Social, the holiday hunger campaign; City Pitch, the school community leadership programme; Creativity Works, our employment programme for hard-to-reach young adults; and Access Aspiration, the school and employer pathway.
Tim Roberts, Chair of Trustees, said: “Matthew has made a transformational contribution to the charity throughout his time with us. I thank him for the great value his talents have added to the Mayor’s Fund and wish him well with his next challenge.”
Matthew Patten said: “After six years in charge, working with 2 mayors, it is time for me to step aside and leave it to a new CEO to take the charity forward to achieve its vision. I will always be proud of the achievements of our fantastic team and grateful to the Fund’s trustees and many supporters which has allowed us to improve the lives of so many young Londoners.”
Champions for Children is now live!
ONE WEEK ONLY! 12pm 23 June – 12pm 30 June We are raising vital funds to help support children and families in London who are struggling to access nutritious, healthy food and social activities during the pandemic. Every online donation you or your company makes during this week will be DOUBLED. Last week, we learned
Government U-turn on extension of Free School Meals over summer
We welcome the news, released earlier today by the Government, that the Free School Meal voucher scheme will be continued over summer 2020 for children and young people. Kitchen Social has been campaigning for all children from a low income background to be able to access nutritious food, safe community venues and enriching activities during