Our Year as a Mayoral Charity

This May marked the end of The ClementJames Centre’s year as one of the two selected Mayoral Charities for the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC). The Mayor of RBKC, Cllr David Lindsay, selected ClementJames alongside Rugby Portobello Trust with a clear commitment to helping promote our work, build new partnerships and seek increased funding at a critical time. It has been a great privilege to have worked alongside the Mayoral office during this time, especially as there is a shared commitment to improving the life chances of young people and adults in the borough.

It has been a great privilege to support The ClementJames Centre as one of my Mayoral Charities this year.

I would like to thank all the staff, volunteers and indeed all others who have helped to highlight the work of this important local charity which plays a key role in North Kensington and beyond. In addition, a very big thank you to all those who have supported the fundraising over my Mayoral term. With your support, The ClementJames Centre has continued its commitment to improving the life chances of young people and adults in the borough.

Cllr David Lindsay, Mayor of RBKC

Over the last year, The Mayor and ClementJames have organised a range of events together, including a joint Mayoral Charity initiative launch, a Christmas Carol Service and a very successful and enjoyable fundraising evening of Art and Music at Leighton House to highlight the pivotal work of ClementJames in the borough and beyond. We very much hope to build on the foundations we have started, and have further similar events in the future.

The Mayor has also attended a number of non-fundraising events during this time, including a graduation event for our Adult Learning students in August 2022, which was greatly appreciated both by the members of the ClementJames team and our clients! 

Thanks to the Mayor and generous supporters, we have been able to raise £75,000. These funds have helped us adapt our services to the growing challenges associated with the cost of living crisis and offer additional advice and guidance to young people and adults in need of educational, employment and wellbeing support. 

We want to thank the Mayor for all his great work and generosity, and we wish him the best for all his future endeavours!