The Licensed Trade Charity has been helping families in the drinks trade since 1794. Its founders saw a need to care for the children and orphans of publicans and offer them a better future through education. They founded their first school in London in 1803. Over 200 years later its vision to develop caring, confident citizens for the future remains as relevant today.
Over the last 14 years the charity has helped over 126 pupils in challenging situations through its educational sponsorship scheme. Liz Gaffer, Director of Marketing & Charity Services explains “For some families running a pub can bring challenges and the Licensed Trade Charity is here to help. One way we support parents is by providing an excellent education to their children at our school LVS Ascot”.
Sarah Webb and her family sought help from the charity some years ago; Sarah recalls “my marriage had broken down. It was very hard trying to balance running the pub and looking after the children. Many times I remember leaving them playing in the bath while I had to help in the bar. I had very good regulars who would watch the bar while I collected the children from school.” Having heard about the Licensed Trade Charity educational support through a local trade group, she contacted the charity. “I visited the school and saw the wonderful facilities, pastoral care and excellent academic results. So the decision to send my children Adam and Nikki, was made much easier. Getting used to the idea I was sending my then seven and nine year olds away to school was hard. It was the right decision though. The children have benefited from an excellent education and have gained wonderful social skills and confidence as a result.”
Christine Cunniffe, Principal of LVS Ascot explains how the school seeks to realise the full potential of each and every child within its care. She said “we provide a learning environment that challenges, enthuses and encourages initiative, so that children leave our school with the skills and attributes needed for their future. The emphasis is on pupils developing as individuals.”
- A secure, happy and flexible school environment for children aged 4 to 18
- A broad and balanced curriculum, taught in small class groups
- Renowned pastoral care and highly trained staff
- Purpose-built campus with onsite boarding if required
Educational sponsorships are available for children of parents working in pubs, or breweries who are in need of our help.
For an informal chat call Carolyn on 01344 898550 or email firstname.lastname@example.org