Eve Sharples, Joshua McCarthy and the Master of the Company, Professor Gillian Davies
To commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Welsh Livery Company, a generous £100,000 Silver Jubilee Fundraising Appeal has been launched to increase the number of awards the Company can give to young people in Wales.
Launched at UWC Atlantic College on Sunday 18 March, the event included Master of the Company, Professor Gillian Davies DL, invited Founder Master, Captain Sir Norman Lloyd–Edwards who described the history of the work of the company, the building up of the Charitable Trust and the company’s work to date.
During the event, Professor Gillian Davies presented two £400 awards to UWC Atlantic College students, Joshua McCarthy and Eve Sharples, to help support the community projects they are undertaking as part of their International Baccalaureate course.
Joshua McCarthy, (17), from Bargoed won his award for an initiative to create a garden to support the children with autism at St Illtyd’s Primary School in Llantwit Major.
Joshua said: ‘We have cleared an area to create a ‘safe and calm’ space and are awaiting equipment to finish off the project.’
AdChoicesEve Sharples (17), from Wrexham is using her award to part fund a week working with the Bardsey Bird Observatory in July; Eve hopes to work on the bird census and other environmental tasks. She plans to study zoology after graduating from the College.
Speaking about the Silver Jubilee fundraising appeal, the Master of the Company, Professor Gillian Davies, said: ‘We are delighted to be able to mark a significant anniversary with the Silver Jubilee Appeal. One of our primary aims is to promote education in the arts, science and technology.
Our aim is to assist in the development of skills and associated professional activities of our young people in Wales, so I am very pleased to launch the appeal and give back to the community.’
The Worshipful Livery Company of Wales gives out approximately £40,000 a year in awards to Welsh apprentices, undergraduates and graduates in the form of travel scholarships and prizes to help them develop their education and to support them in personal projects.