The Launch of the Aquinas Foundation took place in April 2012 at the East Midlands Conference centre Nottingham. The Foundation has followed on from the great work already seen in Nottinghamshire schools by Aquinas Education.
The Aquinas Foundation was set up by Aquinas Education owners, Craig Anderson and Jermaine Jenas to help tackle truancy and gang culture in Nottinghamshire schools. Being born and bred in Nottingham, the two friends wanted to encourage young people to make the right choices in life and provide role models to help them achieve their goals.
The night was attended by over 450 guests with the star attraction being England and Team GB football manager Stuart Pearce giving the after dinner speech and taking questions from the audience. To follow Stuarts candid insight into all things football, the Aquinas Foundation held a charity auction in which guests could bid to win an array of prizes including a signed David Beckham shirt, a guitar signed by Cheryl Cole, Gareth Bale’s signed football boots, a holiday apartment in Florida for 14 nights amongst many other great prizes. The rarity of the prizes really got the guests buzzing and some of the items were sold for big bucks.
For more information about the charity and to see the good work already being done please visit the website www.aquinasfoundation.com