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  • John Lyon’s Charity advocates for increased inclusion through the launch of their inaugural podcast series.
    ‘Stronger Voices Together’ is a podcast series brought to you by John Lyon’s Charity, that is dedicated to exploring the diverse realm of disability and inclusion. This series unfolds over five compelling episodes, which will be released every two weeks starting from Tuesday 23rd April, and will explore critical topics that the Charity has identified through consultation with partners as part of their Perspectives series, including special schools, Arts organisations and other funders.    ‘Stronger Voices Together’, a podcast brought to you by John Lyon’s Charity and hosted by esteemed disability activist Lucy Edwards, promises to unravel the narratives, challenges, and …Read full article
  • John Lyon’s Charity bridges funding gap to support schools continue to provide theatre trips despite budget cuts.
    One in five 16–24-year-olds said they would never have seen a Christmas show or pantomime were it not for their school. 22% of 16–24-year-olds said that school is the only opportunity where they could go on a trip to the theatre.[1] A new survey reveals that one in five young people would have never experienced the joy of a Christmas show or pantomime were it not for the trips available at their school. However, with budget cuts on the rise, the reality is looking bleak for many schools who are having to cut back on their school trips and outings, …Read full article
  • Lynne Guyton joins BBC Radio London’s ‘Listed Londoner’ Hall of Fame
    Every Sunday a notable Londoner answers 15 questions on BBC Radio London to become a ‘Listed Londoner’.  To profile raise the Charity, Lynne Guyton, CEO of John Lyon’s Charity was invited to the BBC Radio London studio to discuss all things John Lyon’s Charity with presenter Robert Elms, as well as her favourite haunts, memories, pet hates and everything in between. Previous ‘Listed Londoner’s have included Amy Winehouse, Ronnie Wood, David Bailey, Brenda Blethyn, Tracey Emin, Steven Berkoff, Zandra Rhodes, June Brown and many more. Click on the Vimeo link above to tune into Lynne’s fantastic interview as she becomes a …Read full article
  • Andrew Stebbings, 1951 – 2023
    It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of former CEO of John Lyon’s Charity, Andrew Stebbings, who passed away on Friday 9th June 2023 following a brave and lengthy battle with cancer.  As Clerk to the Governors of Harrow School, Andrew had the vision, determination and perseverance to oversee, after a decade-long campaign, the creation of John Lyon’s Charity in 1991.  As Clerk, and later the first Chief Executive Officer, Andrew shaped John Lyon’s Charity and steered it to become a force for good, a force for change and one of the largest independent funders in London.  …Read full article
  • New survey reveals children will have to stay home during the summer holidays
    A new survey by John Lyon’s Charity has discovered that countless children will have to stay at home during the six-week summer break because family money is tight.  To help the situation, the Charity has funded 88 groups across North and West London through its School Holiday Activity Fund to offer fun and accessible activities for children to experience during the summer holidays. The new survey reveals that. Due to the Cost of Living crisis, 31% of parents can no longer afford to take their child/ren out to theme parks, day trips, camping trips and other activities during the school …Read full article
  • John Lyon’s Charity in Film Awards FINALS
    John Lyon’s Charity has made it to the Charity Film Awards FINALS February 2023 With over 400 UK-based charities entering this year, John Lyon’s Charity is delighted to announce that it has made it to the 6th annual Charity Film Awards Finals! A number of the Charity’s groups have also made it to the finals this year, which will make the glitzy event all the more enjoyable. Almost 40,000 votes were cast by the public in the first round, and it’s now down to a panel of expert judges to select winners from each film category.  Aiming to change mindsets …Read full article