Monday 20th June, 2011

Cambridge University Press supports education at Romsey Mill

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Romsey Mill was delighted to be chosen by Cambridge University Press staff as their new Charity Partner for the next year. The Press was looking for a charity to support with particular interest in education – an area that has always been central to our work in developing the skills and opportunities available to young people. Our Transitions Programme and alternative education projects in both SIP (Social Inclusion Programme) and YPP (Young Parents Programme) fitted well with the Press’s remit for community involvement. The Press has its headquarters in Cambridge so they were keen for their supported charity to be local as well.

Cambridge University Press is the publishing business of the University of Cambridge, and its purpose is to further the University's objective of advancing knowledge, education, learning, and research. Cambridge’s publishing lists comprise over 40,000 titles covering academic research, professional development, nearly 300 research journals, school-level education, English language teaching and bible publishing. Cambridge has 53 offices in 39 countries, and distributes its products to nearly every country in the world.

Stephen Bourne, Chief Executive of Cambridge University Press, said: ‘We are delighted to be working in partnership with Romsey Mill to support them and raise awareness about the great work that they do. We take pride in supporting community programmes, not just in Cambridge, but across the globe and our staff are encouraged to offer practical help, advice and funding to nurture vital charitable, educational and voluntary partnerships wherever possible. As a publisher whose remit is to advance learning, we feel that Romsey Mill is a great choice of charity for us to be working with over the next year.’

We are very excited about the opportunities Romsey Mill will have through partnership with this highly respected publishing business, and the 900 employees based on their Cambridge site. We will be able to learn from their expertise, as well as benefiting from their offer of volunteers and other methods of support.

The Press will be holding additional fundraising events for Romsey Mill during the coming year. For example, the Press’s football team will carry our logo this year and we look forward to meeting them on the pitch. Plus, on 16th September a clothes swap will be held to raise money for Romsey Mill, at The Cass Centre on the Press site in Cambridge. More details to follow.

Stephen Bourne, Chief Executive of Cambridge University Press