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The hottest ticket in town!
Craig David to perform at exclusive celebration
to reward young Jewish volunteers

Thanks to generous support from the Genesis Philanthropy Group, any young person that completes one of JLGB’s evolve awards or qualifications this academic year, including the Yoni Jesner Award, Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, National Citizen Service, vinspired or OCN, will be invited to an exclusive ceremony and concert to celebrate their achievements.

This once in a lifetime event will take place on the evening of Wednesday 18th September in a prestigious London venue and will culminate in a headline performance by RnB superstar Craig David. Over 1,000 people, including parents, teachers, charity partners, community leaders and some very exciting VIP guests, will gather together to recognise the phenomenal achievements of young volunteers and their impact across the Jewish community and wider society.

The Lord Levy, JLGB President said: “We are thrilled that Craig David has agreed to headline the largest ever celebration to take place in the Jewish community, recognising the vital impact young people are making through volunteering in our community and wider society. Thanks to Craig David and the generous support of GPG and the #iwill Lottery Match Fund, we know that this event will be the catalyst to encourage hundreds more young people to complete their awards. By 2021, we hope that over 15,000 young people will be volunteering in their local community through the evolve initiative.”

Ilia Salita, President and CEO of Genesis Philanthropy Group said: “GPG is delighted to support this landmark event to recognise and thank all young people who give their time and their talents for others. The remarkable contribution young volunteers make to the UK Jewish community and to society in general is something we can all be proud of. That is why this high-profile occasion, headlined by multi platinum-selling artist Craig David, is not just for volunteers themselves, but also for their families, teachers and all organisations that enable volunteering across the community. We hope this celebration will encourage even more young people to sign up to the evolve platform and to express their Jewish identity through helping others”.

Craig David said: "I’m really looking forward to being part of JLGB’s evolve celebration event rewarding outstanding contributions made by hundreds of remarkable young volunteers and can’t wait to see you there”. 

It is not too late for young people to earn their invitation to this once in a lifetime event by signing up, logging their volunteering hours and completing their award on evolve by the end of July.

To unlock the hottest ticket in town go to www.jlgb.org/evolve

About the evolve young volunteering & skills initiative - evolve is a Jewish community-wide collective impact project that is being heralded as revolution in youth volunteering and is JLGB's response to the ever-changing needs of young volunteers. JLGB’s vision is to create a fully accessible, age-progressive volunteering journey that removes faith and cultural barriers to participation for young people throughout primary and secondary school and on to university.

Each year, evolve engages and empowers thousands of young people by enhancing their employability and providing them with transferable skills to become active citizens in their local community and wider society. Over the next three years, thanks to funding from Genesis Philanthropy Group and the #iwill Lottery Match Fund, JLGB hope to make the contributions of young people ever more visible and valued within communities, promote positive messages about the range of volunteering opportunities available, and to harness the collective impact of youth volunteers.

About Genesis Philanthropy Group (GPG) - Genesis Philanthropy Group (GPG) is a global foundation, co-founded by Mikhail Fridman, an international businessman, investor and philanthropist, and his business partners. GPG primarily, but not exclusively, focuses its philanthropic support on developing and enhancing Jewish identity among Russian-speaking Jews worldwide. To learn more, visit www.gpg.org

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