LAW FAMILY CHARITABLE FOUNDATION
The Law Family Charitable Foundation was set up in 2011 by Andrew and Zoë Law
Both Andrew and Zoë have long-standing charitable interests. As a sign of their commitment to giving they wished to establish a Charitable Foundation to build on these existing charitable associations and allow them to provide long-term support for worthwhile causes which are important to them.
More information on the charities the Law Family Charitable Foundation supports may be found here
Andrew Law is the Chairman and CEO of Caxton Associates, a global macro hedge fund. Andrew attended state school in Manchester, and subsequently graduated from Sheffield University, with a First Class Honours Degree in Economics.
He spent his early career at County NatWest and Chemical Bank, before joining Goldman Sachs in 1996 where he was a Managing Director, heading FICC proprietary trading.
Andrew joined the London office of Caxton in 2003, was appointed Chief Investment Officer globally in early 2008, and to his current position effective January 2012.
Andrew is Chairman of Speakers for Schools, former Deputy Chair of the New Schools Network, and a Board member of the Sutton Trust.
Zoë Law is a portrait photographer, best known for her Legends of British Industry exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, London.
Zoë has worked extensively with Maggie’s, cancer support centres, in recent years, helping to raise their profile and ongoing support.
She is passionate about sustainability and environmental issues, partnering with leaders in this arena to raise further awareness and support.
Who we support
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Place2Be has been providing in-school emotional support to children and young people since 1994. Place2Be provides high-quality mental health services in schools and building confidence and knowledge in schools to promote a better understanding of mental health and wellbeing..
Speakers for Schools is an independent charity which aims to provide state schools in the UK with access to a fantastic network of speakers who are willing to give inspirational talks to young people for free.
Pro Bono Economics provides a free service to charities and social enterprises to help organisations understand and improve the impact and value of their work covering a wide range of issues including health, homelessness, education and sport.
The University of Sheffield is a world-leading research university, ranked within the top 100 universities in the world. The University is one of the 24 universities that make up the Russell Group.
THE LFET SPONSORS HIGHER LEVELS OF STUDENT BETTERMENT THROUGH A WIDE RANGE OF SPECIAL ACTIVITIES
Law Family Educational Trust
The Law Family Educational Trust (LFET) is a Charitable Trust established to sponsors the Laurus Trust, a Multi Academy Trust (MAT), headquartered in Cheadle Hulme, near Manchester. The MAT encompasses the 4-18 age range in primary, secondary and sixth form contexts across Greater Manchester.
Our aim is to help raise all-round educational attainment levels and eventually serve as a template for state school co-curricular activities nationwide. The approach is rooted in our belief that personal development and aspiration are promoted by participation in a whole range of activities, not just academic ones. We aim to sponsor the Laurus Trust’s Cornerstones programme which promotes the four areas of Academic Aspiration, Leadership and Service, Competition and Physical Endeavour, Culture, Creativity and Rhetoric.
Academic success alone is typically not sufficient for students to realise their aspirations. Broader character development is necessary if students are to access the best universities and careers and subsequently make the most of their opportunities. Every student should learn how to speak effectively and with confidence. By developing activities for which students have a particular propensity or interest they will become better motivated, more respected by their peers, more fully engaged in education, more likely to recognise their potential and more able to make a difference in the world. Visit the website
IMPROVING CHILDREN'S MENTAL HEALTH
Place2Be has been providing in-school emotional support to children and young people since 1994. Place2Be provides high-quality mental health services in schools and building confidence and knowledge in schools to promote a better understanding of mental health and wellbeing.
LFCF is sponsoring "The Law Family Salford Research Programme", to establish, support and develop a "proof of concept” in 20 primary schools in Salford, Greater Manchester. The multiple year programme will begin in September of 2022 and will provide a comprehensive range of “whole school services” designed to support and train pupils, teachers and parents. Key to the Salford programme is the measurement ("proof of concept") that will provide a data driven, empirical, demonstration of how intervention can benefit pupils, parents and teachers and also inform multiple stakeholders (including Government) on how to grow this vital, and often, neglected, sector.
BILL GATES SPEAKS AT DEPTFORD GREEN SCHOOL
Speakers For Schools
Speakers for Schools is an independent charity which provides state schools in the UK with access to a fantastic network of speakers who are willing to give inspirational talks to young people for free. These speakers are leaders in their respective fields, addressing areas such as the technological, scientific, political, economic, historical, cultural, artistic, ecological and the ethical.
They also facilitate work experience for state school pupils and have over 300 leading companies providing virtual experiences.
Speakers for Schools has historically been wholly funded by the Law Family Charitable Foundation. To see a video of Andrew Law speaking at Trinity Church of England High School, Manchester in 2012, please click here
RUSI - THE ROYAL UNITED SERVICES INSTITUTE
RUSI - The Royal United Services Institute is an independent British organisation involved in defence and security research. Founded in 1831 by the Duke of Wellington and based in the heart of Whitehall, RUSI operates with an international perspective with satellite offices in Doha and Washington DC reinforcing their global reach.
RUSI’s mission is to be a world leading independent forum informing, influencing and improving public debate about defence and security matters. Visit the website
PRO BONO ECONOMICS RECENTLY WORKED WITH PRISONERS' EDUCATION TRUST TO ESTIMATE THE IMPACT OF LONG-DISTANCE LEARNING ON RE-OFFENDING.
Pro Bono Economics
Pro Bono Economics (PBE) provides a free service to charities and social enterprises. Its main aim is to help organisations understand and improve the impact and value of their work. Set up in 2009 by Martin Brookes (Tomorrow's People) and Andy Haldane (Bank of England), PBE matches professional economists who want to use their skills to volunteer with charities. PBE has over 500 economists on its books and has helped almost 300 charities large and small, covering a wide range of issues including health, homelessness, education and sport.
In the autumn of 2020, Pro Bono Economics will launch The Law Family Commission on Civil Society. The Commission will undertake new research to examine how volunteering and the charitable sector can play a more important role in the economy, and address the lack of the inclusion of volunteering in gross domestic product. It will explore ideas on how civil society can deliver on its potential in the 2020s and how best to utilise civic society in Britain’s recovery from coronavirus.
Gus O’Donnell will chair the commission, made up of 17 commissioners that will draw on the expertise of leaders across charity, business, philanthropy and politics. Visit the website
AN ARTIST’S IMPRESSION OF THE DEFENCE ESTABLISHMENT AT THE DNRC
The Defence and National Rehabilitation Centre (DNRC) will be one of the world’s best clinical rehabilitation centres, providing care for members of the armed forces.
Situated near Loughborough, on the Stanford Hall estate, the state-of-the-art facility provides neurological and complex trauma care and a full suite of rehabilitative facilities together on one site that go beyond what is currently available.
The concept for the DNRC envisages not only provision of a new military establishment, but also the potential to create a specialist clinical rehabilitation facility for civilians. It is intended that the Centre will become a hub for research and development.
THE ANDREW & ZOË LAW GALLERIES AT THE LOWRY
The Lowry is a theatre and gallery complex in Salford, aiming to give everyone access to new areas of creativity and to embrace its’ broad community. Offering audiences of all ages new and extraordinary experiences in live theatre, opera, musical theatre, dance, music, comedy and visual art. The hugely diverse programme of events, activities and exhibitions seeks to expand the horizons of audiences and artists alike. The Lowry galleries are home to the largest public collection of paintings and drawings by LS Lowry in the world, and the main exhibition spaces are being named the Andrew & Zoë Law Galleries in recognition of donations from the Foundation.
VISITORS TO MAGGIE’S WEST LONDON GATHER AROUND THE KITCHEN TABLE.
Established in 1996, Maggie’s has pioneered cancer support to ensure that people can get the calmness they need in a warm, friendly, informal place, full of light and open space.
Designed by world-leading architects, the purpose-built centres provide a shelter from the stress of dealing with hospitals, appointments and treatment.
They become a refuge, providing a peaceful space to absorb the information that people are inevitably bombarded with and help to relieve some of the distress of having cancer. Maggie’s core programme of support is based on evidence and has been shown to improve physical and emotional wellbeing during treatment and recovery. The Law Family Charitable Foundation is sponsoring the new Maggie's centre at The Royal Marsden
COMMUNITY. SHEFFIELD MADE.
The University of Sheffield
The University of Sheffield is a world-leading research university, ranked within the top 100 universities in the world. The University is one of the 24 universities that make up the Russell Group. Members of this group are committed to maintaining the very best research, an outstanding teaching and learning experience and unrivalled links with business and the public sector.
The Law Family Ambition Programme, launched in January 2021, will run over a five year period. The Programme will help students from disadvantaged backgrounds develop improved knowledge of graduate opportunities and the skills required in their areas of interest. It will also deliver activities to help students improve their confidence and social skills. The initiative will include a post-16 outreach programme that will help year 12 and year 13 students in highly deprived areas across the north of England explore university and the study options available to them.
LFCF is also funding innovative research that could lead to the development of medical therapies for a range of genetic and neurodegenerative disorders which have a devastating effect on people's lives. Further details on this research will be announcement in due course.
BRINGING CONSERVATION TO LIFE
Synchronicity Earth is a research-driven conservation organisation. Raising and distributing donor funding to the conservation sector and creating a global network of conservation allies’ together working towards important change for endangered species and vulnerable ecosystems.
Synchronicity Earth believes that conservation depends on people, but should benefit all life. Through their partners they work in areas where there is an urgent need for conservation action, developing programmes which make a difference to species, habitats and local people.
SUTTON TRUST SUMMER SCHOOLS PROGRAMME
The Sutton Trust
The Sutton Trust improves social mobility in the UK providing educational opportunities for bright young people from low and moderate income backgrounds. Through a unique combination of programmes, research and influencing policy the foundation has transformed the lives of tens of thousands of young people. It has also had an enormous influence on government policy and public attitudes.
From early years’ through school, college and university to the workplace, the Sutton Trust work to combat educational inequality and prevent the subsequent waste of talent. Breaking the link between educational opportunities and family background, so that young people are given the chance to fulfil their potential, regardless of their family background, school or where they live.
The Trust’s interest covers parenting and early years projects, primary and secondary schooling, access to university and the professions, and apprenticeships. At later ages they have a particular focus on academically talented young people with the potential to study at leading universities.
The Sutton Trust was founded by Sir Peter Lampl in 1997.
Members of the Rotary Club of Margate will be doing a Litter pick from the Lido to the Oval Bandstand area of Cliftonville.
Rise Up Clean Up
RISE UP. CLEAN UP. (CIC) is a community-driven social initiative, set up in the summer of 2020 in response to the litter crisis threatening Margate’s coastline, ocean and native wildlife. With a forthcoming programme that pairs practical efficiency in rubbish reduction & removal with awareness and encouragement initiatives, RISE UP. CLEAN UP. intends to lead Margate into a plastic-free revolution within five years. RISE UP. CLEAN UP. produces a physical art project each year to raise awareness of the issues caused by plastic in and near our oceans. This year's initiative, RISE UP RESIDENCY, will be their biggest project to date. Spearheaded by internationally acclaimed artist and Margate local, Louis Masai, joined by a team of local and international artists, they will use public art to inspire, unite and empower the community of Margate.
THE LORD’S TAVERNERS DONATES ITS 1,000TH MINIBUS TO EDITH BORTHWICK SCHOOL.
The Lord's Taverners
The Lord’s Taverners aims to enhance the prospects of disadvantaged and disabled young people using cricket and other forms of sport and recreation to engage with them. The Lord’s Taverners envisages a future where all young people, irrespective of background and ability, have the everyday opportunity to play cricket and enjoy other sports and physical activities to the benefit of their self-esteem, health, education and future socio-economic potential.
Other Charities We Support
The Hotcourses Foundation
The Hotcourses Foundation, in partnership with Nyumbani UK, aims to make a measurable, tangible difference to the lives of some of the poorest children in the world.
Policy Exchange is one of the UK’s leading think tanks, developing and promoting new policy ideas for better public services, a stronger society and a more dynamic economy.
Reprezent 107.3FM is the only UK radio station fully presented by young people under 25, broadcasting in London & globally online. Supported by LFCF via The Legacy List.
ANDREW LAW'S TALK AT THE TRINITY CHURCH OF ENGLAND SCHOOL, MANCHESTER
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