Gleeds-sponsored charity dinner supports young leaders

The gala dinner was hosted by youth charity, UpRising, to support young aspiring leaders in the UK.

The fundraising event, which took place at East Wintergarden in Canary Wharf, united representatives from a host of different business sectors from across the UK to celebrate the Britain’s pioneering network of young and emerging leaders.

Funds raised at dinner will be invested into the charity’s leadership and employability programmes aimed at equipping 16 - 25 year olds from diverse and under-represented backgrounds with the knowledge, networks, skills and confidence to fulfil their leadership potential.

Established in 2008 and launched as an independent charity in 2013, UpRising has already helped identify and support a new generation of talented young adults from diverse backgrounds. The charity works to help young people gain the skills and confidence to take up leadership positions in major institutions.