Whitgift Foundation launch a new video as part of its #HelpingCroydon campaign

The Whitgift Foundation has launched a new video as part of its #HelpingCroydon campaign to raise awareness of the charity’s work by showcasing how it helps thousands of people in the Croydon community every day.

The video tells the stories of a few people who the charity has helped demonstrating how easily they can be linked together – they could all be waiting at a tram stop and not know how significantly The Whitgift Foundation has helped the person standing next to them, whether from financial support through the Foundation’s £5 million a year bursary scheme, to supporting Croydon carers in their caring roles.

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Martin Corney, Chief Executive, The Whitgift Foundation, said: “With thousands of carers in Croydon, older people who are living alone or who are isolated and talented young people who would benefit from a Whitgift Foundation education, we have produced this video to raise awareness and give local people a better understanding of our work.

We are proud to be part of the Croydon community and to be able help so many people across the generations from one to 100 years old, and from many different social backgrounds and circumstances, which we have been doing for more than 400 years.”

How we help…

– Over 1,000 Foundation staff are employed in education, care and carer support jobs

– 100 older people live in our Whitgift Care homes with a further 100 spaces open to the Day Care service, 1596 Club

– £5 million is granted annually to 46% of our 3,200 students to receive financial support with school fees and promote social mobility

– Last year, we received 25,000 enquiries from carers at our Carers Support Centre in Croydon

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Please visit the Foundation’s website www.whitgiftfoundation.co.uk for more information about the work they do, and to read about the characters portrayed in the film. Please do follow @1596Whitgift on Twitter, and use #HelpingCroydon in any re-tweets.