Search

Newham students come last in boating event with bankers but still raise cash for good cause

12:41 25 June 2014

Students from Newham College took part in the annual Princes Trust Morgan Stanley race to help raise funds for disadvantaged young people

Students from Newham College took part in the annual Princes Trust Morgan Stanley race to help raise funds for disadvantaged young people

Archant

A group of students from Newham College helped staff from a global firm in Docklands raise over £94,000 for disadvantaged young people.

Ten students and three teachers from the college’s Prince’s Trust Team programme took part in the annual Morgan Stanley Dragon Boat Race at The Docklands Sailing and Watersports Centre recently.

One student boat team and 15 others from the banking firm raised and donated the money towards a new Prince’s Trust Centre in east London.

Student Hayley Baker, 18, said: “Our team took their time rowing towards the start line in the first race to preserve energy. We raced against a team from Hungary that had been in training since April.

“Unfortunately, we came last in the event but it didn’t stop us from supporting and cheering on our team mates who also took part in the Dragon Boat Race.“

Emma Tamblingson, Morgan Stanley’s community affairs manager, said: “My thanks to the College and the team for taking up your paddles to join us at the Dragon Boat Race at Morgan Stanley.

“They rowed valiantly against the competition winners and definitely received the loudest cheers!”

Cynthia McIntosh, Newham College’s Prince’s Trust Manager, said: “Fun and challenging activities can help vulnerable young people to gain the skills and confidence they need to turn their lives around.

“It’s also important for employees to speak young people at The Prince’s Trust as it helps to bring our work to life. We are incredibly grateful to Morgan Stanley for all the support that they give us throughout the year.”

The Prince’s Trust is Morgan Stanley’s chosen charity for 2013-2015, and the firm hopes to raise £1million to create a brand new Centre for young people in London.

The Prince’s Trust programme delivered by Newham College is a 12 week personal development course offering hands on experience, qualifications, practical skills, community projects and a residential week to help young people aged 16-25 years to build their confidence and skills to move into work.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Newham Recorder visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Newham Recorder staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Newham Recorder account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest Newham News Stories

Lesley Knight, Terence Stamp, Lesley Grainger and Colin Grainger at the reunion

Former Plaistow Grammar School students staged a reunion to mark the school’s 90th anniversary on Saturday.

12:17
Two men attended an east London hospital with gunshot injuries on Saturday. Picture: Joe Giddens/PA images

Police are investigating a double shooting after two men in their early 20s were shot in Newham.

09:50
Police would like to speak to anyone who witnessed this road collision or the moments leading up to it. Picture: London Ambulance Service

A motorcyclist has been left in a critical condition following a collision with a car on Barking Road.

London hospital
07:00
Zain Umer

University of East London student Zain Umer is heading to one of the world’s largest refugee camps this summer.

University of East London

Newsletter Sign Up

Most read news

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Competitions

Win a BMW 1 series

There are fewer cars currently on the market more stylish and exciting than the BMW. Known all over the world as one of the best car manufacturers, the BMW is renowned for sleek designs and fantastic high quality workmanship.

Read more
Kindle 7 inch tablet

Are you looking for a brand new gadget to help you stay connected on the go and make that long journey home a bit more entertaining? Look no further. MyOffers is giving you the chance to win 1 of 50 Kindle Fire 7” Display Tablets! That’s 50 times more chances to win, so hurry up and enter our competition today and you could be one of our lucky winners!

Read more

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Newham Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe