The Youth Philanthropy Initiative (YPI) is The Wood Foundation’s powerful active citizenship programme, in which teams of pupils make a presentation to a panel of judges in order to secure a £3,000 donation for their chosen charity. St Margaret’s has been proud to take part in this wonderful programme since its inception.
At the St Margaret’s YPI final this year, nine groups of IIIS girls presented on a wide range of wonderful charities: FACEYOUTH, Sunrise Partnership, Archway, Aberdeen Action on Disability, Autism Understanding Scotland, Grampian Women’s Aid, MISS, Touch of Love Outreach, and AberNecessities, were all represented by the different teams.
One of the judges, Rachel Paterson-Davies, Head of Development said “The girls did such a good job. You could tell how carefully they had researched their charity and how much they cared about their work.” After some incredibly moving presentations, the judges had to make a very difficult decision. After a period of deliberation, it was decided that the team representing MISS, a miscarriage support charity, would win the donation.
Although there was only one winning group, we congratulate all the girls who took part. The passion that has been demonstrated to raise awareness and support for these charities and the social issues which they tackle is admirable.
The link to each charity is listed below: