www.london.gov.uk Mayor Boris Johnson, patron of the Fund, said: “Over 600,000 children live below the poverty line and London is home to some of the most deprived boroughs in the country. Like Robin Hood we want to draw riches from wealth creators to give life-changing support to the poorest Londoners. Advertisement The charity’s Chair is Sir Trevor Chinn and its Chief Executive Chris Robinson. Tagged with: Celebrity Funding London “Under the expert eye of Sir Trevor Chinn I have every confidence that the Mayor’s Fund will provide education, life skills and opportunities to children and families in need. I reiterate my plea to the wealth creating sectors in our great city to give back to Londoners in need of help and donate to the Mayor’s Fund.” The Fund will spend £1.5 million in 2009 on initial projects to help disadvantaged youngsters. Next year it will launch an £8 million scheme across four local authorities around Shoreditch and will expand across London by 2013, “tackling poverty in every community”. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 8 April 2009 | News 36 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Boris Johnson’s new Mayor’s Fund to fight child poverty Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London, has launched the Mayor’s Fund, a new charity designed to improve life chances for disadvantaged young people and their families in the capital. It aims to have an annual turnover of up to £20 million by 2013.