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Where the young can learn to make a charitable impact

Famous philanthropists and experts pass on their wisdom

Where the young can learn to make a charitable impact

April 04 2011
Sibéal Pounder

“We’ve found that an increasing number of young people – between 18 and 40 years old – want to engage with their communities and make a difference,” says Maya Prabhu, head of UK Philanthropy at Coutts and the driving force behind the private bank’s latest event, “Philanthropy, Leadership and Making a Social Impact”.

Aimed at young business leaders and the children of wealthy individuals, the event on Tuesday April 5 will feature advice from Coutts’ roster of philanthropy experts, alongside some notable names. Former athlete Dame Kelly Holmes (pictured) will speak about setting up her own charity, the DKH Legacy Trust, which supports disadvantaged young people with confidence-building events hosted by élite athletes, and free training for new athletic talent. And 23-year-old Hanah Caan – daughter of Dragons’ Den’s James Caan, who heads up the charitable arm of her father’s business, The James Caan Foundation – will describe her job, which includes managing a portfolio of projects that help educate the 6m children in Pakistan currently not in school.