City Year UK Chief Executive listed in Debrett’s 500 most influential

Sophie Livingstone, City Year UK’s Chief Executive, has been listed in the Debrett’s 500 list for Philanthropists & Activists.

The Debrett’s 500 is a recognition and celebration of Britain’s 500 most influential people. It has been carefully compiled by independent panels of specialists in each field who provided nominations to Debrett’s. It is a truly inspiring group of people.

The Telegraph Magazine, published on Saturday 21st, writes:


Sophie Livingstone, Chief Executive, City Year UK

Sophie Livingstone heads up youth and education charity City Year UK, which encourages young people to spend a year volunteering in schools. The volunteers provide much-needed support and mentoring to children from disadvantaged backgrounds, while also learning leadership, teamwork and confidence. Livingstone joined the charity in 2007 from a background encompassing public, private and charity sectors. She has recently been campaigning for full-time volunteers to be legally recognised and supported by the government and is also co-chair of Generation Change, an umbrella organisation bringing together charities that support social action amongst young people.

Sophie said of her recognition:

“I’m honoured to be included on Debrett’s 500 Most Influential People List, alongside many whom I have long admired. I’m immensely proud of what we’ve achieved at City Year UK since we launched in 2010, and that is testament to the hard work of our volunteers, without which we wouldn’t be where we are today.”

To read more and view the list of other inspiring nominees, click here

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