We are thrilled that Quartz have selected us as their Charity of the Year for 2022/23. Quartz are Project Managers, Cost Consultants and Building Surveyors offering expert advice on all aspects of commercial and residential construction, and have been following our work at School of Hard Knocks for several years.

They have lots of exciting events planned for their staff to get involved in to raise funds for SOHK, which kicked off with the Three Peaks Challenge over the weekend of our anniversary! 12 members of Quartz staff braved the elements to climb the highest mountains of our three SOHK regions - England, Scotland and Wales, all in just 24 hours. They began by scaling Ben Nevis, followed by a beautiful sunny climb up Scafell Pike where they were rewarded with a gorgeous sunset at the peak. They then endured gales that knocked them sideways on Snowdon, but still successfully made it to their final summit within the 24 hours. Well done team Quartz!

We are looking forward to working with Quartz throughout the year, meeting more of their staff and networks, hosting volunteers and supporting them with their fundraising events. The funds they will raise to help us reach and support more adults and children with our programmes in London this year.

“We recognise the critical role charities play and are thrilled with our new partnership with SOHK, which will allow us to reach and help many adults and children in the UK. We believe that by working together, we can make a lasting impact while also providing our colleagues with a great cause for fundraising across the many exciting events we have planned throughout 2022. We can’t wait to start our partnership and raise much needed funds for SOHK”

Bill Arnold, Director of Quartz 

"We’re absolutely thrilled that Quartz have chosen SOHK to be their ‘Charity of the Year’  - or in this case, two years! Quartz have been along to our End of Dry January lunches for a while now and know us well, but this really elevates the relationship and we look forward to doing some fun stuff together this year and crucially raise some funds to help sustain the work of the charity.”

Ken Cowen, CEO of SOHK