Westway Trust has announced that the former Chief Investment Officer of Schroders plc, Alan Brown, has been appointed as the new Chair of the charity.
Mr Brown, who is also a Governor of the Wellcome Trust, has extensive experience across a range of organisations which relates very much to the work of Westway Trust and has helped other organisations realise similar goals.
Westway Trust has today been awarded £140,000 funding to launch, #CultureMakers, a new programme to inspire young people living in Kensington and Chelsea to increase their involvement in cultural activities and unlock opportunities to get into the creative industries.
Funding comes from the Cultural Education Challenge led by A New Direction to deliver a cultural programme across London over the next two years. Westway Trust is matching the investment to take the total to nearly £300,000.
Portobello Film Festival is celebrating its 20th birthday and Westway Presents is proud to be sponsoring the children and families screenings at the Pop Up Cinema, which this year has featured some of the biggest screen hits of recent times – with free entry to all films.
The family film shows culminate on Saturday 19 September with Shaun the Sheep, an animated adventure comedy film from the creators of Chicken Run and Wallace and Gromit. It starts at 2pm and children must be accompanied by an adult.
Westway Sports & Fitness team has been praised as ‘exceptional’ in placing the Westway Sports & Fitness Club ‘at the centre of the community’.
The accolade came as the club, which is in Thorpe Close, was successful in achieving the Quest accreditation, the sport and leisure industry's leading quality mark.
Quest assessors carry out in-depth checks to make sure sports and leisure facilities meet a wide range of standards, and even carry out mystery shops, ensuring that staff are offering excellent customer service.
Twenty years of success in helping young people achieve their potential will be celebrated at the Partnership of Supplementary Schools Annual Awards Ceremony on 29 October.
Westway Trust has lead and co-ordinated the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea partnership since 1999 and, through Westway Learning, we support 14 supplementary schools, which offer extra tuition for pupils aged between 5-19 years.
The aim is to help young people to increase their understanding, improve their grades and, most importantly, to build their confidence in learning.
Westway Trust is offering its widest ever range of free adult learning courses for people who have struggled with English and other basic skills since moving to the UK - and the number of people benefiting also looks set to be a record.
New courses, including Citizenship and English for Childcare, have helped swell the number of students registering, which is already well up on last year.
Last year, the charity invested more than £130,000 in community learning and delivered 1,746 learning hours to almost 500 learners.
A teenage tennis player who trains at Westway Sports & Fitness has been crowned the boys’ junior deaf tennis world champion.
Esah Hayat, 13, triumphed at the World Deaf Tennis Championships in Nottingham on Saturday 25 July. The championships brought together some of the world's best deaf tennis players in an international competition for the very first time.