By Max Clarke

The Legacy List, a ‘pioneering’ new charity created to support the long-term regeneration the new Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and its environs, has been launched by London’s Mayor Boris Johnson.

The charity, in —line with the Coalition Government’s ‘Big Society’ drive, will be entirely privately funded by patrons and investors and co-chaired by business mogul and ç, Mark Florman.

Florman is currently the Chief Executive of the British Private Equity and Venture Capital Association, Chairs the Centre for Social Justice and also heads the Build-a-School charity in Africa.

“From playgrounds to plant nurseries, business start ups to craft shops, from poetry slamming to music jamming, it can make a difference in many ways, ensuring the legacy of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games is truly about culture, education and sport,” said Mayor Johnson.

The Legacy List will actively engage people in the transformation of the park and their own lives, by finding and funding a series of imaginative commissions which will connect people with the park, its waterways and its history including the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The focus of all of these unique places, programmes and partnerships will be arts and culture, education and skills.

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