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Alongside his work at AIG, Khawar Malik runs Apples & Pears – a charity that funds nurseries, primary schools, women’s refuges and community spaces to run or host group trips for children under 12 and their families. Khawar incorporates this grassroots community and inclusion work into his wider role by creating opportunities for AIG employees to volunteer or fundraise for Apples & Pears’ projects. He also promotes the charity’s work externally to AIG’s client and advisor base. Most notably, this has resulted in an international law firm organizing a fundraising evening this spring to raise funds and awareness for Apples & Pears. Since setting up a six trip pilot for 13 children in 2012, Apples & Pears has enabled over 1,800 children (and around 1,500 of their family members) from 48 organisations spread across Tower Hamlets, Southwark, Greenwich, Lewisham, Lambeth and Reigate & Banstead to go on over 170 trips around London and beyond. Khawar is also a mentor for the Mara Foundation (a platform supporting African entrepreneurs) and provides ad hoc mentoring for a number of young BAME students looking for careers in law.

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