Last year, local law firm Clarkslegal LLP supported Contact the Elderly. We were delighted to record the moment that they presented a large cheque to the charity. The cheque amounted to £3,098.03 and funds were raised in various ways throughout the year including holding a large charity event at The Ivy, running in half marathons, cake sales, raffles, dress down days, a golf day, as well as Halloween and Christmas feasts. As well as raising money Clarkslegal have also hosted afternoon tea parties for groups of elderly people in all three of their offices.
The Actors Centre is delighted to introduce London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art’s Charles Babalola as the winner of the Alan Bates Bursary 2014. Charles was pronounced the winner and presented with the Bursary by much-loved and esteemed British actress Celia Imrie. On receiving the award Charles said “I feel really privileged, it’s the Alan Bates Bursary; it’s really prestigious and I have an affiliation with that now. I’m going to be going into the industry with all these benefits. I’m totally grateful.”
The Bursary is designed to support him as he launches his career as a working professional, and is worth over £3,000.
Congratulations go to Kyle Jarrett on winning ‘Apprentice of the Year’ at The FSB Business Awards.
Kyle has been working at The Phoenix Artist Club as a Sound & Lighting Systems Technical Apprentice. Club Owner Ken Wright said “We are delighted, Kyle is a lovely young man to work with, he really enjoys his work and this award recognises his commitment and determination to succeed. It’s a great encouragement for others his age to realise that vocational work and being engaged with a small business can realise dreams and ambitions”.
Kyle told us “I normally work behind the scenes so it was a bit nerve racking to be centre stage for once! Being at the Phoenix isn’t really like work, you feel part of a family and everyone looks after each other. Ken and Colin have given me such opportunity and have been so supportive and encouraging, I’m really pleased to be given the award as I now have one up on my twin brother”.
Kyle has another six months of his apprenticeship at The Phoenix Artist Club to complete. Following that, we wish him all the best in his chosen career.