Local charity chooses Uxbridge College apprentices for grants towards their studies

Iver United Charities Robin Penn with apprentices and staff | Hillingdon Today
Iver United Charities' Robin Penn, centre, with apprentices and staff (L-R): Fiona Hyland, Layla-May Harvey, Benjamin Parslow, Katie Hunter, James Moxom, Robin Penn, Amir Karbassi, Aron Nuthall, Chantelle Hughes, Paulette McGowan / HCUC

Engineering, Accounting and Early Years apprentices have again received grants donated by Iver United Charities.

Iver United Charities gives out grants to local people, from a trust which began with an £100 bequest in the eighteenth century to support the apprentices of the time. Since then, several smaller charities merged into the trust, and investment income has been used in various ways, including to relieve fuel poverty, originally through distributing bags of coal in the village.

Trustee Robin Penn visited Uxbridge College to meet the students and award them their cheques, as well as meeting apprentice employers and College staff involved in their training.

Apprentices chosen to receive grants of £150 each were:

Layla-May Harvey – L3 Early Years Educator with Lilliputs Nursery

Chantelle Hughes – L4 Professional Accounting apprentice with Age UK

Katie Hunter – L3 Early Years Educator with Meadows Preschool

Aron Nuthall – L4 Engineering Manufacturer Technician with Martin-Baker Aircraft

Benjamin Parslow – L3 Electrical Installation apprentice with Whitley and Tague

Clare Miles from Age UK, Annmarie Whincup from Meadows Preschool and Carl Homes from Martin-Baker Aircraft also attended.

Denise Bishop, Interim Executive Director of Apprenticeship and Skills at Harrow College Uxbridge College, said: “Over the last decade, Iver United Charities has shown its generosity towards our apprentices in the shape of these regular grants, and we would like to say a big ‘thank-you’ yet again to them for supporting our students in this way. These grants make a real difference, giving apprentices a welcome chance to access additional books, equipment and other resources.”