Beacon Award for an Outstanding Partnership Between a Philanthropist and a Charity


For his work with The Royal Marines Charity

Keith Breslauer is the Managing Director and Senior Partner of Patron, a real estate manager. He is also a trustee of The Royal Marines Charity (RMC) – an organisation which helps support Royal Marines (both serving and veteran) and their families. Keith has worked tirelessly to support RMC, including organising work placements for veterans; and taking part in a sponsored kayak across the English Channel, which raised over £215,000.


For his work with Hampshire and Isle of Wight Community Foundation

Michael Campbell MBE DL set up the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Community Foundation (HIWCF). He made a personal donation of £1 million to establish a fund which helped launch the Community Foundation. He has also donated unrestricted funds for its running costs, and was Chair of the Foundation for its first seven years.


For her work with the Driver Youth Trust and Ark

Sarah Driver founded the Driver Youth Trust in 2007. The charity’s mission is to improve the life chances of young children and people who may have learning or literacy difficulties – including dyslexia. The Trust has partnered with Ark, an education charity, to train teachers who work with children with literacy difficulties.


For his work with the DFN Charitable Foundation

David Forbes-Nixon is the co-founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive of Alcentra. David is also the Chairman of the DFN Charitable Foundation. The Foundation’s aims are to fund improved educational facilities in UK schools; sponsor research to treat Myeloma (a type of cancer); and reintroduce rarer butterfly species to parts of the British countryside.


For his work with 10:10 UK

Roger Ross is a supporter of 10:10 UK, a charity which runs community projects to help tackle climate change at a local level. His commitment began when 10:10 UK was only six months old. Roger has helped develop the charity, through securing funding, contacts for fundraising, and providing a space to develop their projects. His support has helped communities throughout the UK – such as enabling the installation of 2370 solar panels in 80 schools across the country.


For her work with Cool Earth

Dame Vivienne Westwood is one of the world’s most famous fashion designers. She is also a climate change campaigner, and is currently a Patron of Cool Earth – an organisation which works with indigenous villages to protect rainforests. Dame Vivienne Westwood has donated over £1 million to Cool Earth. She has also dedicated two fashion shows to the charity, and has designed a range of t-shirts for their online shop, with proceeds going to Cool Earth’s Asháninka Project.