LEADING children’s charity boss Camila Batmanghelidjh will be speaking at Clifton College on Wednesday, 12th March.
Camila has worked as a psychoanalyst for 20 years and is the founder of two charities which work with vulnerable children, The Place 2 Be and Kids Company.
Kids Company was set up in 1996 and provides practical, emotional and educational support to 36,000 inner-city children in each year.
The charity has recently started working in the Bristol area. Bristol is the first place outside Greater London to benefit from their work and Camila will be speaking about some of the projects they have undertaken in the city and their plans for the future.
The talk is this year’s Quartet Community Foundation Annual Philanthropy lecture and will be chaired by BBC Business Correspondent Dave Harvey.
Quartet Community Foundation works across the West of England, connecting donors with the causes they care about. Last year (2012/13), they made 944 grants totalling just over £2.59 million.
Clifton College pupils recently raised more than £1600 for the Foundation by holding a Creepy Crypt event and a Home Clothes Day. Half of this money will be given to charities chosen by the pupils themselves.
Tickets for the event include a curry supper with wine and are £15 per person, free for 16-18 Year olds. The price includes a suggested charitable donation of £10 per person.
Tickets are available from: firstname.lastname@example.org.