This International Women’s Day, Child Action Northwest announce partnership with Ella Shaw’s Academy of Arts.

Ribble Valley based Performing Arts School; ran by Ella Shaw, semi finalist of 2015 Britain’s Got Talent, has pledged her support to our charity in new partnership.

The important message of International Women’s Day is to celebrate women’s achievements and increase visibility. We are an employer who maintain a deep and continuous focus on equity, diversity and inclusion all year round, and with the partnership of Ella Shaw, achievements of women can be celebrated and further women inspired to achieve their full potential.

Ella Shaw of Ella Shaw’s Academy of Arts, said:

“I have decided to partner with CANW because I have seen first hand the incredible work they do. The support they offer was available to me when I once needed it, and being able to look back on that inspires me to want to be a part of their work today, and help other young people.

Now in my adult life I am thriving and have such a passion and drive to better people’s health and well-being, it truly matters to me to be the best role model and inspiration I can be. At my performing art school, we are constantly guiding and nurturing our students to encourage happy healthier lives and succeed in doing so.

I believe in what CANW stands for and I truly share their vision, I can only hope that teaming up together we can positively impact more young people’s lives, and continue to make a real difference together!”

Jonathan Cobbold, Director of Business Development, Innovation & Growth of CANW said:

“We are proud to have Ella as an ambassador of CANW. Her strong character and determination is an inspiration to all the children and young people our services support.

We are seeking more individuals and business leaders, with an interest and passion for supporting young people, who want to drive change now for the next generation and who will step up and unite with the same aim: to raise aspirations, increase skills and improve the health and wellbeing of young people and our future workforce.”

CANW are inviting influential members of the community to join us in addressing a systemic problem by becoming supporters of our charity. Our work with children, young people & families relies upon this support – without it we wouldn’t be able to run our services or reach the children and young people that need us most.

To find out more about becoming a patron contact Jonathan Cobbold at

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