On 30th July, Jim Iley from Milton Keynes cycled 100 miles as part of Celebrating the legacy for cycling created by the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100.
The course certainly tested Jim's stamina and strength with leg-testing climbs. The route started from the Queen Elizabeth Park in East London and went through the City of London, into Surrey's beautiful contryside. The RideLondon finished on the Mall in Central London.
Jim raised just over £1000 for the charity. The funds raised will help students for whom many the Foundation is a lifeline for
Shahina Sultana was recently awarded a UEL Outstanding Contribution to Volunteering Award. She is a UEL graduate in Law and has been volunteering at the Helena Kennedy Foundation (HKF). HKF is based at UEL’s Stratford campus; the Foundation exists to overcome social injustice by providing financial bursaries, mentoring and support to disadvantaged students.
Shahina has been supporting HKF with general admin and also played an important role in helping organise their awards ceremony. She also gets regular progress reports from students who are receiving support from the foundation.
Shahina is positive about the way the role
The success of over 69 students who have been supported by the Helena Kennedy Foundation to overcome a variety of obstacles was celebrated at the House of Lords on Tuesday 21st March 2017.
The House of Lords celebration brought together students from disadvantaged backgrounds who have progressed from FE colleges from as far afield as Wales and up into higher education. The event was supported by City and Guilds.
Each student selected by the Helena Kennedy Foundation received a bursary of £1500 to help cover the costs of university study, as well as on-going guidance and training from the Foundation.