News (2012)


At a ceremony on Friday 23 November 2012 held in the Hall of the Worshipful Company of Painters in the city of London, the Trustees of the Company of Educators awarded this year’s prestigious Mary Lou Carrington Award to Dr Ann Limb OBE DL Chair of E-ACT. Since 2010, this award has been made, annually, to a woman who has played a significant role in business and education. This year, the third year of the award, is the first to be operated on a competitive basis, with nominations received from across the Freedom of the City of London. Against a very

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Charity Auction

An FE Week charity auction night held in the grand setting of Birmingham’s Grade II-listed Council House raised at least £5,500 for the Helena Kennedy Foundation.  The night was supported by NCFE and Tribal. More than 100 guests attended the event on Tuesday, November 20, including National Institute of Adult Continuing Education chief executive David Hughes and Learning and Skills Improvement Service chair Dame Ruth Silver. David Grailey, Chief Executive at NCFE comments, “NCFE is a charitable organisation which aims to create opportunities for learners to succeed in society. Therefore, the core purpose of  The Helena Kennedy

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Royal Half Parks Marathon 7 October 2012

Helena Kennedy students have come up with a fundraising initiative and they need our support! Six Article 26 students are currently braving wind, rain and sunshine to train for the Royal Half Parks Marathon in London. They are raising money for the projects and to help all the students who are being supported by HKF. They have even convinced HKF trustee Nick Sagovsky and former CEO Wes Streeting to join them! Please support this fantastic team and student initiative and donate on our Just Giving page Article 26 enables disadvantaged students to continue with their education and attend University. Article 26 of the

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Ridgeway challenge August 2012

One of our trustees Tom Meade ran the Ridgeway Challenge  for a charity  that is very close to his heart – The Helena Kennedy Foundation.  Thanks to your support he raised a total of £1980.00. With gift aid the total is £2,332.50 Tom said “I’m overwhelmed to have had so much support and raised the money but I’ve never not finished anything in my life! Thank you to anyone who supported me, your warmth was a great source of strength on a lonely path through the dark wet woods! “ We at

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HKF Welcomes New Operations Manager

HKF is excited to announce Shahida Aslam as our new Operations Manager. Shahida is joining us from the University of East London, Students’ Union, and will be starting at the Foundation on 6th August. Commenting on her appointment, Shahida said:  ‘I am delighted to be joining the Helena Kennedy Foundation and hope to sustain and develop the work they do in widening participation in education and providing guidance and support for disadvantaged students in Higher Education.’ Dr Ann Limb, Chair and Founder of the Helena Kennedy Foundation said: ‘We are thrilled to have appointed Shahida

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