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Designing His Own Philanthropy, Part 2
by Lynda – guest blogger for Fan Fun With Damian Lewis – May 18, 2017
Part II of Lynda’s detailed survey into Damian’s generous heart. In case you missed Part I, it is here.
Programs benefiting children are near and dear to Damian’s heart. Since 2000, he has donated his valuable time serving as an Ambassador for The Prince’s Trust.In 2008, in a brief street interview on London news, Damian spoke about the importance of The Prince’s Trust providing opportunities for at-risk young people who might not otherwise follow positive paths in life.
In June 2013, for the 30th anniversary event at the Centre, he and Helen, also an Ambassador, donated their time at the vocational center Enterprise Programme, which supports youth development, mentorships, self-confidence building, and entrepreneurship. There, they actively engaged with program participants, learning about the benefits of the program and offering encouragement.
Most recently, on February 9, 2017, Ambassadors Damian Lewis and Helen McCrory attended The Prince’s Trust “Invest in Futures” formal reception enjoying the company of Prince Charles himself.
The Homeland actor joked: ‘For those of you who were hoping to meet Eddy Grant or Ms Dynamite or Lee Thompson from Madness, I can only give my apologies. I was the best available.’
The Homeland actor was invited to switch on a laser display at Acland Burghley School in Camden, north London, to help the school mark 50 years since its opening.
‘It seems to me that this evening is about a celebration of our community here in Tufnell Park and he role the school has played here in Tufnell Park in the last 50 years.’
Lewis, whose wife Helen McCrory stood in the audience as he addressed a crowd of around 450 before starting a countdown to a laser show, said he had lived in the area for a decade.
Referring to his Eton education, Lewis said: ‘I was very lucky at my schools to having a thriving creative community. I believe sincerely that the success of schools is greater when there is a thriving creative community within the school.’
Speaking from notes he concluded: ‘I share with you the hope that Acland Burghley can continue to grow and be a beacon of curiosity, independence, creativity and diversity right here in the heart of Tufnell Park.’