WE Charity is unique among UK charities in that it operates collaborative programmes both domestically—through WE Day and WE Schools—and internationally, through our Free The Children’s WE Villages international development model.
Our programmes would not be possible without the dedicated support, time and collaboration of incredible programme partners, educational partners and many other supporters. WE Charity is deeply grateful for their help in empowering young people to create better communities and a better world.
WE Charity has been capturing the hearts and minds of Virgin Atlantic Airways customers and staff since the partnership began in 2010. At home, Virgin Atlantic is our generous Co-Title Supporter of WE Day UK. They also fund “Be The Change”, a WE Schools programme designed to turn inspiration into action on local and global causes. Overseas, Virgin Atlantic support Free The Children’s WE Villages international development model in Kenya, India, and rural China. Students who participate in the Be The Change programme can apply for a spot on an all-expenses paid scholarship trip to a WE Villages community Virgin Atlantic support in India.
Boots has a unique place in the heart of the communities it serves across the UK. For over 160 years Boots has been using their pharmacy-led expertise and support to help improve the health and well-being of local communities. Their commitment to making a real difference locally has led Boots to partner with WE, to inspire young people across the UK to live WE and feel good. Through our WE Schools programme in partnership with Boots, we aim to inspire tomorrow’s best leaders; empowering young people to take positive social action in their local communities and enabling everyone to thrive. To celebrate the actions of these incredible change-makers, Boots is working alongside WE to make WE Day UK bigger and better than ever. This stadium-sized event brings together 12,000 young people to look back on, celebrate and kick off another amazing year of transformative impact. Together, we will support young people to live healthy, happy lifestyles, and become agents of change in their communities.
THE QUEEN’S TRUST
The Queen’s Trust has been a key supporter of WE Charity since 2012, giving over £750,000 to expand the schools programme and develop digital educational resources. This funding has enabled us to widen the network of schools to the North of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, reaching thousands more children in hard to reach areas of the UK.
Team London, the Mayor of London’s volunteering programme, aims to encourage all Londoners to give their time to make London a better place. In 2013, WE Charity partnered with Team London to deliver its flagship school programme, Team London Young Ambassadors. This exciting, free programme works with primary and secondary schools, as well as FE colleges and providers of alternative provision, to inspire and support young people to develop local social action projects. Together we are creating the next generation of active volunteers who will continue to make a positive difference in their local communities. Supported by Unilever, the programme has engaged over 2,100 schools and more than 400,000 young people.
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