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‘Apprentice style’ Charity Initiative Sharpens Graduate Skills

Reading Quest and Tourettes Action charities win £5000 each

An action plan to help a literacy charity working with young children develop an online app and a strategy to advance a clinical database for a Tourettes Syndrome charity were jointly awarded first place and each received £5000 at the Pilotlight Project ceremony held last week in London.

Five teams of City graduates had been challenged to create practical solutions to real issues faced by five small UK charities. The charities taking part were The London Early Years Foundation, Suffolk Family Carers, Tourettes Action, Scs Kinder and Reading Quest.

Each charity was asked to provide a challenge which would contribute to their overall aims as an organisation and that they would be willing and able to act upon from July 2011.

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