Well guess where I was for the first time last night? Only number 10 Downing Street! Now that doesn’t happen very often.
The lovely charity First Story who we champion at Hemming Robeson, invited me along to an evening hosted by Frances Osborne to celebrate the charity’s achievements and to hear some of the children’s views on how First Story has changed their lives.
It was an amazing evening, really inspiring and the icing on the cake was the fact that it was held at 10 Downing Street. I had to pinch myself as I walked up the famous yellow staircase with the photographs of all of those past Prime Ministers. Very surreal to see all those great leaders.
The children’s lives have really been turned around and impacted by the work that First Story undertake. If you haven’t already heard of them through us, they work in conjunction with writers to bring them in to schools to get the children writing and engaged with creative writing. This has an impact on their confidence, it gives them direction and opens up a world of opportunity they had not considered before.
The charity can only survive by raising funds and Hemming Robeson have committed to giving them 25% of any fees we receive if roles are generated by our interim community. They have already benefited from some of the roles our interim community have kindly passed on to us.
So, next time you hear about an interim role and need to pass that on to an interim provider, please think of us, as with our track record and network, a placement will lead to you indirectly positively impacting a young persons’ life…who knows….they may even be the next PM!
As interims you must get invited to impressive events. Where is the most impressive place you have been to?