30 April 2020

Silverfleet supports XLP as our first ‘Charity of the Year’ partner


Silverfleet are delighted to have chosen XLP, a London-based youth charity, as our first ‘Charity of the Year’ partner for our London office.

As part of the initiative, our London team will be supporting XLP’s fantastic work in helping to create positive futures for young people from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Established in 1996, XLP operates across nine inner-city boroughs around London, working with over 1,600 young people through education, mentoring, sport and the arts.

In our partnership with XLP, Silverfleet will be sponsoring a cohort of young people through the charity’s ‘Ready to Work’ and ‘Young Leaders’ programmes. These schemes are designed to help young people prepare for the world of work with help in CV writing, interview practice, team-building trips and one-to-one mentoring.

Silverfleet will also be supporting XLP through fundraising events and volunteering opportunities, allowing our own employees to give back to the community, and promote teamwork within the Firm.

In challenging times like these, charities such as XLP need this support now more than ever to help vulnerable young people. The charity has developed a range of online tools to enable their work to continue, including remote mentoring and employability workshops, and we look forward to starting our relationship through online volunteering sessions.

Our Paris and Munich offices are in the final stages of selecting a similar charity to work with, focused on facilitating access to employment.

Luke Watson, CEO of XLP commented: “XLP is so thrilled to be partnering with Silverfleet Capital. In these challenging times, young people remain incredibly vulnerable and their futures are uncertain, yet with Silverfleet’s support, we will be able to invest in many more young people, not just now, but in the months and years to come.”

Gareth Whiley, Managing Partner at Silverfleet said: “All of us have been so impressed with the diversity and importance of the work which XLP is doing with young people who too often go under the radar. We hope that this partnership will see many more young people become ready for work, and prepared for great futures.”

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