Peace Partners joined hundreds of charities at a Service of Thanksgiving at Westminster Abbey to celebrate the remarkable difference they make in their communities.
His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales was among the guests at the special service, which was held by the Benefact Group to celebrate its achievement of giving over £100 million to good causes.
Peace Partners was invited to attend the service as one of the 10,000 charities that has benefited from Benefact Group’s giving.
The 2020 Movement for Good Award of £1,000 has helped the charity support a number of The Prem Rawat Foundation's Peace Education Programme workshops in the UK, in both community and educational settings.
His Royal Highness attended the service on behalf of The Prince’s Foundation. Benefact Group has supported the Foundation for a number of years.
Speakers included Jay Blades, star of the Repair Shop and supporter of literacy charity Read Easy UK, and Sally Randall, CEO and Founder of Abby’s Heroes.
Christine Waite, Trustee said "It was an honour and privilege to attend the thanksgiving ceremony at Westminster Abbey. It was humbling, yet very inspiring to be amongst so many people who give their time and energy to charities in this country and to see and hear about some of the work being carried out by charities large and small. I'd like to thank the Benefact Group for their generous invitation for Peace Partners to be a part of this occasion”
Benefact Group distributes donations through a range of programmes – employee giving, business giving and Group-led programmes such as its Movement for Good Awards – as well as giving all available profits to its charitable owner, the Benefact Trust.
This year’s Movement for Good Awards are open and will see £1 million given to charities.
Peace Partners is encouraging people to nominate them for a chance to win £1,000. It’s quick and easy to nominate Peace Partners at www.movementforgood.com .
Winners will be drawn at random and the more times Peace Partners is nominated the more chance it has of being selected.
A £1,000 award will have a significant impact in helping Peace Partners support the expansion of The Peace Education Programme in the UK, where we believe it can gain further momentum in an increasing variety of contexts in helping people discover inner strength and hope.
Mark Hews, Group Chief Executive of Benefact Group, said: “As a company whose purpose is to contribute to the greater good of society, charitable giving is at the heart of what we do. Our Service of Thanksgiving at Westminster Abbey was a celebration of the incredible work that charities do every day in their communities. We are very proud of our achievement of donating £100 million to good causes, which has helped to change thousands of lives for the better in the UK and abroad.”
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