CAMBRIDGE, England, December 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
A new charity whose aim is to support grassroots projects helping educate children is to launch at the iconic 2012 Olympic venue of Eton Dorney near Windsor in Berkshire on Sunday 8th February 2015 at 3.00pm. Educate the World [UK] [registered with the Charities Commission of England and Wales - Registration Number 1137077] was established by two teachers, Mr. Dean Brockway and Mr. Edward White, and a counsellor and former nurse, Mrs. Christine Brockway, and already has a number of patrons including professional ice dancer and former professional skater from ITV's Dancing on Ice, Brianne Delcourt. Sadly Mrs. Brockway lost her fight against lung cancer at the end of October 2014 and all funds raised at the Launch Event will go towards establishing a Memorial Fund to be named after her.
Chief Executive of Educate the World [UK] said, "The provision of a free education to all children at least at the primary level was enshrined in the 1948 United Nation's Universal Declaration of Human Rights and in 2000 as part of the Millennium Development goals the United Nations set the end of 2015 as a target for this to be achieved. Despite considerable investment in education in many of the world's poorest countries by developed world Governments and aid organisations, still around 58 million children every year do not receive a primary education, leaving them unable to read and write and with few job prospects. Research clearly shows a direct link between education and the rate at which the world's poorest countries develop. There are a number of reasons why this target won't be met by the end of 2015, including conflict (in areas such as Syria, Afghanistan and south Sudan), and the fact that most aid designed to improve education in poor countries is given to the Governments of these countries and much is lost through corruption and red tape. This is what makes Educate the World [UK] different in that we finance projects directly at the grassroots level and we have stringent fiscal checks in place, including having staff on the ground, to ensure that all money we donate is used as it is intended. Every penny that is donated to Educate the World [UK] is used to support our objectives, with running costs covered by our trading activities."
The Launch Event will include performances by two of the Charity's patrons, EDEN and Scarlett Quigley. The event will also include a presentation on the charity, including its current work and plans for the future, as well as a silent auction which will include items donated by local businesses including Ascot Racecourse as well as a unique one-off painting specially commissioned for the event of Eden and Scarlett Quigley. Tickets priced at £15 [or £25 for a front table seat] are available from http://www.educatetheworld.org.uk/shop/. The ticket price includes a full traditional English afternoon tea.
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1. Educate the World [UK]
Educate the World [UK] is registered with the Charities Commission of England and Wales [Registered Charity: 1137077]. The charity's objective is to advance the education of children worldwide, especially in less developed countries, in order to ensure that every child receives at least a primary education enabling them to learn to read and write. Visit http://www.educatetheworld.org.uk for more information.
The World-class voices of Libby Johnstone and Lucy Campbell blend to form Eden. Specialising in Classical /Pop Crossover, Eden have a fresh modern approach to music. Taking their inspiration from Katherine Jenkins, Il Divo, Sarah Brightman and All Angels, they combine each of their influences to create a unique and beautiful act. A Classical/Crossover duo with a difference, Eden create and produce their own arrangements, and are the only duo to focus on modern music by artists such as Metallica, Heart and Take That, combining it with a classical twist, whilst also being able to offer traditional classical music, and songs from the musicals. Lucy and Libby were first introduced by a mutual friend through Facebook before meeting for the very first time on the beautiful island of St. Lucia in the Caribbean. Since then they have gone on to record 2 albums together with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra; their second offering "Wicked Game" was released in the summer of 2014. With over 20 years' experience in the performing industry, Libby and Lucy have been privileged to tour with their already established show for the past 4 years, with world-wide performances including Asia, Russia, Brazil and the USA. Between them, Libby and Lucy have supported artists such as "Steps", "A1" and "Atomic Kitten" on arena tours, and performed with Kev Orkian from "Britain's Got Talent", taking over the role of the 'Opera Singer' from its creator, Katherine Jenkins. They have also sung at award ceremonies across the globe, and performed for the likes of Michael Ball, and Prince Albert of Monaco.
3. SCARLETT QUIGLEY
Born in 1998, it was at the age of nine that Scarlett watched the Phantom of the Opera and fell in love with the music. She immediately started singing the songs of the musical around the house and a lovely voice was discovered. Scarlett dabbled in a few singing lessons and her early voice was compared to having a Ferrari but not yet knowing how to drive it. It wasn't until she was thirteen that she started her classical vocal training and with help from her singing teacher she started to gain confidence and achieved success in competitions and music festivals around the country. In 2012, Scarlett won Cheadle's Got Talent, The Big One Talent on Stage, Dee's Got Talent and sang to the Area Finals of Open Mic UK. Getting down to the last 150 finalists from over 10,000 competitors was an achievement to be proud of. She was the winner of the prestigious Rose Bowl 2012 in Fleetwood and won the title of Bowdon Young Singer of The Year 2013. Scarlett has been very lucky to be able to perform at some fantastic venues, including the LG Arena Birmingham, Chester Racecourse - where she performed a solo set to a crowd of 3000 - and recently performed an exclusive concert at The Sage in Gateshead, with soprano Rebecca Newman. Scarlett has been described as a natural performer with considerable vocal potential and the makings of a fine voice. She also has a charming demeanour and humility that is winning over many fans both in the UK and overseas. She hopes to be able to fulfil her dream of having a career in music and is working hard to build up her skills and repertoire, alongside her education. Fittingly, Scarlett is now a patron of the charity 'Educate the World'.
Contact: Mr. Dean Brockway (Chief Executive) on 0330-660-0497 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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