Archbishop sends birthday wishes

May 17th 2011

The Archbishop of Canterbury the Most Revd Dr Rowan Williams sent his warm wishes to all Bevan Foundation supporters, Trustees and Staff at the launch of the Foundation’s London branch in its 10th birthday year.  Dr Williams said “As Honorary Patron of the Bevan Foundation, I am delighted to send my best wishes on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the charity. The name of Aneurin Bevan will for ever be inextricably linked with the search for, and commitment to, social justice and the Foundation can proudly take credit for a decade in which it has striven to address the issues of poverty, disadvantage and exclusion within our communities. Those caught in that cycle may face many other insurmountable challenges and, from the safety and security of our comfort zones, can so easily become invisible and therefore forgotten.”

Dr Hywel Francis MP (pictured below), who hosted the event at Portcullis House on 17th March, read the Archbishop’s letter to delegates, highlighting Dr Williams’s comments that “The Bevan Foundation has the capacity to harness public debate and opinion through its research and educational programmes and to highlight our shared responsibility to help the most vulnerable and lonely people in our society.”

Other speakers were Prof Sir Deian Hopkin, former Vice Chancellor of South Bank University, Kate Groucutt, Policy Director at the Daycare Trust, and representatives of Community Union who kindly sponsored the event.

0

Comments are closed.

In Print

Subscribers' Magazine

Cover image

Exchange – Issue 5

Essential summer reading on Brexit, the election and more, exclusively for Bevan Foundation subscribers. The latest edition of Exchange looks at where we want Wales to be and what we should have achieved in five years time. It’s been a Read more »

Issue 4 whole cover

Exchange – Issue 4

The spring edition of Exchange is out today! The fourth edition of our exclusive magazine sets the direction for the Fifth Assembly. We invited experts and practitioners from areas including social policy, health and housing to tell us what they think the biggest challenges facing Read more »

More from the Subscribers' Magazine »

Other Publications

LW Wales

Fair Pay: a Living Wage Wales

Low pay in Wales is widespread, with approximately one in four workers earning less than the Living Wage. This report explores the problem of low pay in Wales. It considers the benefits and risks of the Living Wage and what this Read more »

More from Other Publications »

Newsletter

Keep up to Date

Don’t miss our ideas and opportunities – sign up to our monthly e-newsletter.

Support Us

Unique insights

Help Wales to be fair, prosperous and sustainable - and get some great benefits too!

Join / Donate »

Events

Join us or sign up to our free newsletter to find out about upcoming events.