Save the date: Golf Day

We will be holding a fundraising Golf Day on 10th September at Stanmore Golf Club.

More details to follow so watch this space!

Life-skills and workplace programme update

Karen O’Connor of Business Education Events is seen supporting pupils at Salvatorian College in the programme funded by DDF.

The DDF funded life-skills and workplace preparation programme at Salvatorian College is underway and has been well received by staff and pupils, with positive feedback from the business volunteers who have taken part.

Two new trustees join Deo Duce Foundation

Deo Duce Foundation is happy to announce that two long standing, professional Harrow residents – Bridget Outtrim and Martin Reilly – have agreed to join the Board of Trustees.

Bridget Outtrim has lived in North Harrow for many years and has a keen interest in children’s education, supporting the schools to which her children attended and helping to establish the Salvatorian College alumni group. She is currently a director with Savills in its Industry and Logistics team.

“I am delighted to become involved in this charity and so impressed by the way Salvatorian old boys have stepped up to support local young people and give back to their community.”

Martin Reilly is a past pupil of Salvatorian College, which his two sons also attended; he has served on the school PTA as well as being a long-standing member of Old Salvatorians FC. He recently left Keir, having been a Regional Director and has established his own construction services consultancy.

“I am absolutely delighted to support the foundation and had no reservations whatsoever in accepting the invitation. I’ve spent much of my working life creating and providing opportunities for young people from all backgrounds and with varying skill sets and I see this role as a perfect extension of that.”

Eddy Dempsey, Chair of Trustees, welcomed the appointment of Bridget and Martin: “Between them, Bridget and Martin have a wealth of knowledge of Harrow and the needs of young people and will bring this knowledge, energy and enthusiasm to the Board to further support the development of this young charity.”

Funding agreed for Shaftesbury High Special Needs School

Deo Duce Foundation is pleased to announce that it has agreed funding for the provision of careers and workplace insight, independent living, CV preparation and interview skills, for students at Shaftsbury High Special Needs School. The programme will be delivered by Business Education Events (BEE) and will reach up to 50 students involving up to 25 business volunteers over four months. Provision will be a combination of remote learning and face to face when current restrictions allow.

Shaftsbury High School is a special needs school located in the London Borough of Harrow for students, aged between 11 and 19, with learning, emotional, behavioural, autistic, communication, medical, physical, sensory and social needs.

Careers Leader, Deborah Stone, says “We are grateful for the Deo Duce Foundation for providing us with the opportunity to work with Business Education Events. The challenge for young people with disabilities to find employment has always been a struggle and even more so in this difficult and challenging time. The opportunity to meet with employers and have this bespoke employability skills training, not only strengthens the aspirations and attainment for our students, but helps and supports their journey from school out into the community and beyond.

Business Education Events is a social enterprise providing dynamic, fun and interactive programmes introducing young people to the world of work utilising an extensive network of businesses, business volunteers and professions.