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ASDAN is delighted to participate in the 2017 Lord Mayor’s Show

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ASDAN is delighted to participate in the 2017 Lord Mayor’s Show
Young people from the National Volunteer Police Cadets march in ASDAN's 2016 float

ASDAN will participate in the Lord Mayor’s Show for the eighth consecutive year on Saturday 11 November in the City of London.

The show dates back to 1215 and is the largest unrehearsed procession in the world, with over 6,500 participants.

This year’s show celebrates the appointment of Charles Bowman as Lord Mayor of the City of London in 2017/18. His priority will be the ‘business of trust’ initiative, which aims to build a more trustworthy financial and professional services sector.

ASDAN’s float will feature young people from the National Volunteer Police Cadets and dancers from the Marjorie Hawkins Academy of Irish Dance.

As well as taking part in the procession, ASDAN is also providing certificates to participants to formally recognise and celebrate the skills and knowledge they have developed through participation in the event.

Jenny Williams, ASDAN Chief Executive, said: “Young people who volunteer for the Lord Mayor’s Show gain essential skills, including teamwork and communication, which are central to ASDAN’s mission to support personal and social development. The show offers a valuable opportunity to gain new experiences and ASDAN is delighted to be able to celebrate participants’ learning and achievement.”

ASDAN provides courses that recognise and accredit voluntary and community activities. Our Volunteering Short Course accredits 10-60 hours of activities and provides a way to capture, record and recognise the work of volunteers. This flexible, multi-level programme is internally moderated and offers progression to other ASDAN programmes and qualifications.

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