YWF announces partnership with The Howard De Walden Estate

Young Westminster Foundation is proud to be Howard De Walden Estate’s (HDWE) charity partner of the year for their annual Marylebone Summer Festival. The family-friendly festival will take place on the 9th of June at Paddington Street Gardens. 

Marylebone Summer Festival is a fully pedestrianised event across Marylebone Village, displaying a range of activities and food stalls, including Fencing, Football, and Boxing workshops by Pro Touch SA, Ferris Wheel, Bark in the Park by Yap Yap, live music and exercise classes from local companies. There will also be a range of food stalls from local vendors.

As one of the original Founding Partners, HDWE has supported the work of YWF since its inception in 2017, supporting the Brighter Futures annual grants programme and the YWF employability programme – Mastering my Future.

All proceeds will be donated to YWF to ensure that children and young people grow up healthy, safe & happy with the best opportunities for brighter futures. By working together with the Westminster community, we can secure resources, build relationships, and maintain quality delivery of programmes for the benefit of young people in Westminster, as well as solutions to some of London’s greatest challenges, including serious youth.

Helen Mann, CEO of the Young Westminster Foundation, said,’’ We are delighted to be the chosen charity partner for the Marylebone Festival. HDWE have been a consistent supporter of our work over the last 7 years and their involvement demonstrates how businesses make a vital contribution to the community of support we are building for young people living and studying in Westminster.’’

Andrea Merrington, Director of Planning & Engagement of The Howard de Walden Estate, said, ‘’ We have chosen YWF as our Charity Partner this year as their work aligns with our belief to focus charitable support within the local area – supporting the most vulnerable children and young people in neighbouring communities in Westminster. We know the work and knowledge of YWF ensures that our support reaches the young people who will most benefit.’’



Young Westminster Foundation brings together youth organisations, young people, businesses, Westminster City Council, schools, and the wider community to shape opportunities and create the best services for young people in Westminster, London. Together, the YWF community shares a vision for all young people in Westminster to grow up healthy, safe, and happy with the best opportunities for brighter futures.


The Marylebone Village is located in the heart of central London. It is a true urban village, where culture and businesses thrive, and the community blossoms.  Minutes from Oxford Street and Bond Street, Marylebone Village sits within an oasis of relative tranquillity. It is an attractive and welcoming neighbourhood, a blend of small independent labels and larger, more established brands. The retail and leisure offering within Marylebone Village is concentrated in and around Marylebone High Street. It includes Marylebone High Street, Moxon Street, Marylebone Lane, New Cavendish Street, Devonshire Street, Paddington Street, Blandford Street and George Street. Moxon Street is renowned as a destination for food lovers, while Marylebone Lane is defined by its independent shops and cafés. Marylebone Village is the area of Marylebone under The Howard de Walden Estate’s stewardship.

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