Education charity celebrates 10th anniversary

Top comedy and theatre stars have agreed to perform at a gala event next month to celebrate The Helena Kennedy Foundation’s (HKF) 10th anniversary.

Household names such as Ruby Wax and Holby City actress Sharon D. Clarke will be just a few of the stars performing at the educational charity’s event in March.

The organisation helps students, including those wanting to study law, progress to and graduate from university.

Bursary and scheme manager Rachel Watters said: “It’s been fantastic to watch the organisation go from strength to strength since it started back in 1998 and this is a great way to mark it.”

The HKF was set up by Dr Ann Limb to take forward the recommendations of Learning Works, the seminal report by the charity’s president Baroness Helena Kennedy QC, which drew attention to the needs of adult learners nationally.

Watters said the event, on 18 March, would go some way to mark the 500 students the organisation has helped to date.

She said: “We see people come through the door who have come from some really difficult situations and still manage to get a degree and go on to do great things.”

The organisation helps students, including those wanting to study law, progress to and graduate from university through bursaries and mentoring.

For more information on the Helena Kennedy Foundation visit, <a href=”http://www.hkf.org.uk”>www.hkf.org.uk </a>.