Blog 8: Teaching teachers, returning stars & World Cup winners

England’s most capped rugby player, World Cup winner and RFU President, Jason Leonard OBE, dropped in for breakfast with Boris Johnson and Daily Telegraph Chief Sports Writer, Paul Hayward, on Thursday morning.   Sandwiched between two City Pitch project visits and two Count on Us Primary Challenge training blocks, the early-morning fundraiser was well-attended, with a number of

Blog 7: Losing marbles on a marble floor

It wasn’t exactly marbles, but we did have fun watching 24 Count on Us Maths Club pupils wipe the floor with Lloyd’s of London underwriters and brokers on Wednesday. As the impressive building opened its historic doors to traders at 11am, the 7-11 year-olds were already masterminding how David could slay Goliath. Armed with geodesic domes,

Blog 6: school’s out, flamingos in

We owe you an apology dear readers. With our communications manager off (having procreated) the Mayor’s Fund blog has been a little neglected. Now, with schools out for summer, we return with news aplenty. Flamingos and festivals were flavour of the season for our Creativity Works programme. This week 35 young Londoners celebrated completing the Festivals project, a ten

Blog 5: mercury rising!

With mercury rising in the capital, the Mayor’s Fund for London is keeping a cool head as engines hit overdrive. In anticipation of the Count on Us Secondary Challenge final next Friday, we travelled to St Matthew Academy in Blackheath to film their team in training. The year 8 pupils managed to solve problems, that left all of us stumped, in impressive speed.


In a week that culminated with the longest day of the year, the Mayor’s Fund for London certainly made the most of every daylight hour. Boris Johnson joined our fundraising lunch at City Social, way up on the 24th floor of Tower 42 on Thursday. He told George Parker, Political Editor of the Financial Times, of the difference


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


Back to school for young Londoners and a brilliant week at the Mayor’s Fund for London. We celebrated Women’s Sports Week with our female Be the Best You Can Be! London ambassadors and partners Taylor Wimpey, we hosted the annual Magic Breakfast Event to review our wonderful Breakfast Clubs and we filled a room full of

Mayor’s Fund Blog No.1

  Another bank holiday behind us and there is a feeling of focus among the Mayor’s Fund for London team. It’s always a bit quieter during half-term, but this is very much a case of calm before a very exciting storm. This June, we can look forward to three events in nine days between 9th

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