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Stars turn out for amazing fundraising gala

Published Tuesday 7 November 2017

Circus delights dazzled a host of celebrity guests and charity supporters on Monday evening (6 November) at an event in aid of The Children’s Trust and SkillForce. The event, which was also attended by SkillForce’s Royal Patron, HRH The Duke of Cambridge, was hosted by comedian and children’s author David Walliams. Guests were also wowed […]

#RememberWhatWeStandFor

Published Wednesday 1 November 2017

Every November people up and down the country take the time to remember those have fought and given their lives for their country. This year SkillForce is asking that we not only stop and take a moment to reflect – but also to acknowledge and celebrate the impact that ex-Service men and women can play […]

Unforgettable circus event to raise funds for two inspirational charities

Published Tuesday 24 October 2017

SkillForce and The Children’s Trust will be hosting a star-studded circus themed fundraising dinner to support their work enhancing the lives of young people. Guests will be entertained by a number of international circus acts, all introduced by host David Walliams. The event will also include special performances such as Elaine Paige and Britain’s Got […]

SkillForce delighted to be part of Citi’s e for Education

Published Thursday 14 September 2017

Citi, the leading global bank, has launched its annual e for Education campaign, a global initiativewhich has raised over $16 million for education-focused not-for-profits since the inception of the campaign in 2013. A recent survey, commissioned by the Citi Foundation and conducted by Ipsos, highlights that access to education remains a key challenge for young people globally. Based on interviews of over 7,000 […]

Veterans develop news skills thanks to RAFA

Published Monday 11 September 2017

RAF veterans working for SkillForce are building and developing their skill-sets thanks to the support of the the Royal Air Forces Association (RAFA).   SkillForce employs predominantly ex-Services personnel in a range of roles to support their transition back into civilian life. This includes helping veterans to become role models for young people through The […]

SkillForce thanks players of People’s Postcode Lottery

Published Monday 31 July 2017

SkillForce has been able to make a real difference to young people from across the North of England after receiving over £11,000 thanks to the players of the People’s Postcode Lottery. The funding boost from the Postcode Community Trust was received to enhance the programmes the charity offers to help young people develop their confidence, […]

Charitable support helps students show resilience

Published Monday 24 July 2017

This year our North West team have been making use of new kayaking equipment thanks to Percy Bilton Charity & Key 103 Cash for Kids. Earlier this month one group of students spent the day at Rutland Water taking part in activities to take them out of their comfort zone and push them to achieve […]

First Highland school signs up for PWA

Published Friday 30 June 2017

Ben Wyvis Primary starts programme that is fit for a Prince   Pupils at a Highland primary school in Ross-shire are the first in the region to take part in a programme that has been given the Royal seal of approval.   In August, pupils in P5 at Ben Wyvis Primary School serving Conon Bridge and Maryburgh will start The Prince William Award. The innovative new programme, backed […]

The Duke of Cambridge Launches SkillForce Prince William Award Programme To Give Children Confidence and Resilience For Life

Published Wednesday 1 March 2017

The Duke of Cambridge has launched a groundbreaking new award programme run by SkillForce in his name today [March 1st 2017] to help schoolchildren build character, confidence and resilience. The SkillForce Prince William Award is the first award scheme of its kind.  Aimed at six to 14-year-olds, the award programme draws on the expertise and […]

Ceremony Marks Caldicot Pupils’ Junior Prince’s Award Success

Published Thursday 5 January 2017

Caldicot primary schoolchildren have been congratulated for completing an education award scheme backed by HRH The Duke of Cambridge. The SkillForce Junior Prince’s Award develops character, resilience and confidence, as well as teamwork and problem solving skills. Aimed at 9 to 14-year-olds, the scheme is delivered in primary and secondary schools to equip children with […]

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