Barrow Hepburn & Gale and Coram announce new partnership to create better chances for children and young people

  • 28 June 2024

Today, Coram has been announced as the new charity partner for Barrow Hepburn & Gale. The company is widely known as the manufacturer of the iconic Red Despatch Boxes, used by British sovereigns, prime ministers, UK government, as well as other foreign monarchs and governments.

The Barrow Hepburn and Gale team with Coram CEO Carol Homden and Ghadeer Shawareb

L-R: Jeni Patrick, Director of Barrow Hepburn & Gale, Angela Suleman, Director of Barrow Hepburn & Gale, Dr Carol Homden, CEO of Coram, Ghadeer Shawareb, Partnerships Development Manager at Coram

In a three year partnership, Barrow Hepburn & Gale will raise funds for Coram through private client donations and special projects, supporting the charity’s work with children and young people across the UK.

Both Barrow Hepburn & Gale and Coram have a rich history in the UK, stretching back to the 18th century. Established in 1739 as the Foundling Hospital, the first home for children, Coram today is a vibrant group of specialist organisations working to create better chances for hundreds of thousands of children and young people each year.

Barrow Hepburn & Gale was founded in the 1700’s. The business has served seven British monarchs and 37 Prime Ministers over this time. The company’s Despatch Boxes carry documents that have taken the country to war, ensured peace and shaped the history of the United Kingdom.

Today both organisations have a focus on promoting their heritage and sharing their histories from their fascinating archives. Barrow Hepburn & Gale encourages the preservation of traditional skills through knowledge transfer and communication, whilst Coram is digitising the oldest records in its archive to preserve its history and enable care-experienced young people today to explore the story of care, past and present.

Dr Carol Homden, CEO of Coram, said: “We are delighted to be selected as a charity partner by Barrow Hepburn & Gale, an organisation with which we share a long history and values within British society.

“Thanks to the generosity and commitment of Barrow Hepburn & Gale and their clients, we will be able to reach more children and young people who need us, making their lives better through our legal support, advocacy, adoption and educational programmes, creating change that will last a lifetime.”

Jeni Patrick, director of Barrow Hepburn & Gale, said: “The partnership with Coram reflects the values of everyone within the company. Our aim is to provide support for Coram’s valuable work for children, young people and families. Our primary objective is to raise funds for the charity through some of our commercial activities and to be an advocate for Coram’s many initiatives.”