We believe it's time to rewrite the contract between banks and society.We are charities, green groups, trade unions, celebrities, religious leaders and politicians.We are world leaders – President Sarkozy of France, Chancellor Merkel of Germany, Prime Minister Zapatero of Spain, among others. We are businesspeople – FSA Chairman Lord Turner, financier George Soros, entrepreneur extraordinaire Warren Buffet.We are economists – Nobel Prize winners Joseph Stiglitz and Paul Krugman, Earth Institute Director Jeffrey Sachs and 350 other economists from across the world.The Friends’ group is an independent trust committed to preserving and promoting this unique Grade I listed structure. Gretchen has served on the Trust since 2008.Welcome to the movement to end slavery.Slavery thrives in the shadows. An estimated 27 million live in bondage today – yet we know about the plight of so few of them. The battle to end slavery begins by revealing it. Issues - Charities - Heritage - We believe it is important to support change in our global and near communities through fair distribution of resources - as we are all one big family! Please support heritage, your eighbor and inform your mind. We have either actively supported the following or believe it is important to serve the following causes by educating oneself on the various challenges our earth is experiencing. Small acts of participation when time and energy permit can move mountains if shared by many hands. This is our way of spreading information for a better world and helping the Tree of Life GROW!This year CNN will join the fight to end modern-day slavery and shine a spotlight on the horrors of modern-day slavery, amplify the voices of the victims, highlight success stories and help unravel the complicated tangle of criminal enterprises trading in human life.A PROBLEM THAT CAN'T BE IGNORED | MORE ABOUT THE PROJECTEstablished in 1972, the Barefoot College is a non-government organisation that has been providing basic services and solutions to problems in rural communities, with the objective of making them self-sufficient and sustainable. These ‘Barefoot solutions’ can be broadly categorised into solar energy, water, education, health care, rural handicrafts, people’s action, communication, women’s empowerment and wasteland development.Actor Bill Nighy and the Robin Hood Tax!There are more than one million young people in the UK not in education, employment or training. The Prince's Trust focuses its efforts on those people who need our help the most.The Prince's Trust helps change young livesThe Girl Fund! by the United NationsIf you want to change the world, invest in an adolescent girl.That’s what we believe and that’s why we work to elevate the interests, needs, and rights of adolescent girls on the global agenda.John and Gretchen will be supporting a music day event for the charity in July 2011. John’s new group called, Music 4 Wellbeing will have a site soon!