Celebrating #iwill week

Our business partners and young Community Apprentices rally to support national campaign.

Envision’s business partners have been helping young people develop and deliver great social action projects in the run up to and during this year’s #iwill week.

#iwill is a national campaign to make social action part of life for 10-20 year olds. So far more than 700 business, education, voluntary organisations are supporting the campaign. Its fast becoming a national movement and we’re pleased to be a part of it.

We are working with our partners to enable over 1,000 young people to develop and deliver social action projects this year. In the run up to this week, our partner companies have been welcoming many of our teams into their workplaces to hold fundraising events to enhance their projects.

Team HAKA stars from Knights Academy, South London, are just one example.  They are working hard to support the Ben Kinsella Trust, a local charity that tackles knife crime through education and campaigning. They are fundraising in their school, but their business mentors from Stonehenge Fleming have also engineeered an opportuity for them to raise funds in their workplace.

The young people organised a tombola, sold cakes and even held a blind-folded ‘guess the chocolate’ game. Staff rallied to support the young people. Not only did they secure some incredible tombola prizes, they helped the young people distribute and sell cakes around the office.  Over 70 employees congregated to watch the students deliver an inspiring presentation on The Ben Kinsella Trust, that the mentors had helped young people to prepare. The team smashed their fundraising target and left the offices very pleased with their work.

Guy Hudson, Partner and Head of Group Marketing at Stonehage Fleming, said ‘We are proud to be supporting the Envision programme. It has been great to see our colleagues get behind the group, both as mentors and in their fund raising activities. We were delighted to welcome Knights Academy to our offices and help them raise money for what is a really important cause, and it was inspiring to watch their group presentation.’