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Roots & Shoots invited to enter ‘Rediscover Your Heart’ awards

A wonderful opportunity has arisen for your school to receive a financial reward for the wonderful projects that you do. The awards are offered by Rediscover Your Heart on behalf of the humanitarian and philanthropist Fred Matser, a friend of Dr Jane Goodall.

Please see below for further information:

Dear friends in the UK,

We are excited to tell you about the Rediscover Your Heart Awards, which our friend, the humanitarian and philanthropist Fred Matser has just announced! These awards are available to young people in the UK that have a project (or idea for a project!) that is empowering, inspiring and replicable, and which will help to improve the community and/or the lives of others.

TWENTY Rediscover Your Heart Awards of £1000 each will be offered to the most inspiring and innovative of these projects, and will be awarded at the launch event for Fred’s book, ‘Rediscover Your Heart: 7 Keys for Personal and Planetary Transformation'(being published by Findhorn Press), on Thursday April 23, 2009 in central London.

Anyone may apply for these UK awards although young people are especially encouraged to apply. To do so please download the application form on, where you can also find more details about the awards, judging criteria, the author, etc. All applicants must provide references and identification details along with their application and proposals will be carefully checked for authenticity and realistic achievement.

The final deadline for applications is March 17, 2009 but please note the application process will be closed once the first 100 applications are received. So don’t delay in applying and please check on the website that the process is still open before sending in your application.

A panel comprised of representatives from the Peace Child Youth Advisory Board, the Fred Foundation and other sponsors will be judging the applications. Successful awardees will be notified by April 10, 2009, and will be expected to attend the presentation of the awards at the book launch on April 23.

Please share this announcement with anyone who may be interested in applying, and encourage them to complete the application soon!

Best regards,

Emma Trickey
Development Officer
Peace Child International

Many of the Roots & Shoots projects that you are undertaking or indeed have undertaken would be relevant for these awards.

Apply soon!

Kind regards,


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