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Former Spear Trainee Walking 200 Miles to Fundraise for the Spear Programme

A remarkable former Spear trainee, Matt, is currently halfway through a thirteen-day trek from North London to North Wales to raise money for Resurgo, in support of the Spear programme.

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16th August 2018

Spear Coach Youngest Master Coach in the UK

We are proud to announce that Iona Ledwidge, Executive Director of Spear, has become accredited as Master Coach by the International Coach Federation. She is the youngest Master Coach in the UK and one of only ten in the world under the age of 40. Master Coach accreditation is given to those who pass a... Read more »

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15th June 2018

Global Firm Oliver Wyman Supports Resurgo as its Charity of the Year

Global management consulting company, Oliver Wyman, have chosen to support the Spear programme through making Resurgo their charity of the year. The firm, who specialise in strategy, operations, risk management and organisational transformation, will be supporting the Spear programme financially, as well as volunteering at mock interviews and hosting company visits. In addition, a team of... Read more »

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10th June 2018

Spear Featured on Channel 4 News

Catherine, who completed Spear in Bethnal Green and featured our 2016 Spear film, was featured on Channel 4 news on Monday 2nd April, as part of a piece on mental health support for young people.

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9th April 2018

Resurgo Announces Launch of Spear Brighton, First Centre Outside of London

Resurgo is delighted to be partnering with St Peter’s Brighton to launch the award-winning Spear programme in Brighton in September, the first Spear centre to open outside London. The centre’s work aims to change the lives of 90 young people from disadvantaged backgrounds each year.

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4th April 2018

Spear Launches in Kenyan Women’s Maximum Security Prison

At the launch of Spear in Langata Prison, Kenya, the Regional Commander of Prisons said, “I don’t know what magic you are doing here, but I’d like to be part of it; I recognise the faces (of my team) but are these really our officers?  Let what’s been learned this week not be wasted.”

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15th March 2018

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Spear’s Focus on Impact Endorsed by New Philanthropy Capital

A new report from charity think tank, New Philanthropy Capital (NPC), collating research conducted into the quality of impact measurement in the charitable sector has chosen Spear’s impact work as an example of best practice in the field.

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18th July 2017

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BBC Radio 4 ‘You & Yours’ Programme Features Spear

Last week, BBC Radio 4’s ‘You and Yours’ programme featured a piece on Spear. The feature included interviews with young people at the Hammersmith centre on Day 1 of the Spear programme.

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13th July 2017

News - Spear Camden Fundraiser

Spear Camden Raise £70,000 to Help More Young People into Work

Camden Spear Trust (CST) held its fifth annual fundraiser on Thursday, March 9th, at its centre on Finchley Road, raising over £70,000 to continue to transform the lives of 16-24-year-olds in the local community by getting them into work.

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22nd March 2017

Corporates Compete to Support Spear

Companies took part in a sponsored Row Off in December to raise money for Spear.

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20th December 2016

News - Spear featured in London Business Matters magazine

Spear featured in London Business Matters magazine

Spear, Resurgo’s flagship initiative, was featured in the March edition of London Business Matters magazine, the official publication of the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

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29th March 2016

Spear Coach with local Police and gang worker

Spear Coaches Trained on Gangs

In February, Andrez Harriot from The Liminality Group delivered a workshop on gangs and youth violence with the Spear coaching team.

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19th February 2016

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Spear Party Raises over £300,000

The 2015 Spear Party raised over £300,000 to help hundreds more young people into work through the Spear programme. The Japanese-themed evening was a great success.

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18th November 2015

News Resurgo Wins ERSA Youth Employment Award

Resurgo Wins ERSA Youth Employment Award

We are really pleased to announce that last night Resurgo won the ERSA Youth Employment Award for our work through our flagship initiative, Spear.

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17th June 2015

Bishop of London Visits a Spear Class

We were delighted to have the Bishop of London, Richard Chartres, visit our Spear centre in Hammersmith on 5th March.

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13th March 2015

Resurgo Host Annual Spear Party

We were delighted to host our annual Spear Party in November, celebrating and supporting our work with disadvantaged young people helping them enter and sustain employment.

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12th January 2015

New Partnership with Burberry Foundation

Burberry Foundation was so impressed with our students that as a result of the day we are partnering with them to deliver Burberry Create.

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7th July 2014

Spear Student Stories: Meet Niyet

Meet Niyet Yebio who completed the Spear course in June 2014 - 'My biggest challenge on the course was definitely changing the way I thought. I was angry and constantly blaming everyone.'

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6th June 2014

Miranda’s ‘What I call’ Charity Night for Spear

We are thrilled that Miranda Hart chose March 13th as the night of her ‘My, What I call, Live Show’ UK tour to support Spear, one of Resurgo's main initiatives.

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18th March 2014

The Duke of York visits SpearHead together with senior business leaders

On the afternoon of 5th December, Resurgo’s SpearHead initiative had the immense pleasure of welcoming a royal visitor – His Royal Highness, the Duke of York.

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6th December 2013

Spear Student speaks at Buckingham Palace

Spear Graduate speaks to the Duke of York and over 100 business leaders at Buckingham Palace.

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16th July 2013

New partnership with Westfield

SpearHead has recently won £100,000 from the City of London Corporation to deliver an innovative project in partnership with Westfield and the Job Centre Plus.

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1st May 2013

Lewis Silkin’s new recruit

We are thrilled to that Lewis Silkin has become SpearHead’s newest client. With reputation as being ‘a rather more human law firm’, the company is fully committed to encouraging young people from disadvantaged backgrounds into the legal world and building a diverse team.

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1st April 2013

SpearHead ‘bridging the gap’ into global IT company

We are delighted to have formed such a strong partnership with the global IT business, QlikTech, over the past year. In this time they have recruited 4 SpearHead candidates into their sales team, all of whom are thriving.

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1st March 2013

SpearHead Showcase Reception at the House of Commons

CEOs, celebrities and candidates connected at the House of Commons to celebrate SpearHead’s successes earlier this month.

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28th May 2012

Miranda Hart becomes our Patron

We are delighted to announce that Miranda Hart, the well-known comedian and writer and star of the hit TV show Miranda, has generously agreed to be the patron of Spear and SpearHead.

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1st March 2012

SpearHead Alumnus wins Young Achiever’s Award

SpearHead is enormously proud of Adam Elsodaney, who has just won a Young Achievers Award in their arts category!

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1st February 2012