Craig at Elton John’s Oscar viewing party

Craig and a bunch of closed friends were the guests of Elton John’s Oscar viewing party in Los Angeles. A British tradition now !

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On this night, the event would go on to raise $6.2 million by evening’s end. The main draw for guests was John, who served not only as host but also as the entertainment, performing with his band at the bash for the first time in nearly a decade.


UKares Awards 2015

UKares is pleased to be honoring Lisa Vanderpump with this year’s’ “Positive Impact Award” in recognition of her wonderful philanthropy work. on Thursday Dec 10th.

UKares Awards 2015

An advocate for the local and national LGBT community, Lisa is a spokesperson for GLAAD, plays an active role in the Trevor Project and led this year’s 31st annual AIDS Walk Los Angeles. And has supported dozens of other charities too. She will be honored alongside Joan Collins and Audley Harrison.

Tickets available HERE.

TopShop TopMan event for UKares

Craig Robert Young hosted the success of TNT’S ‘The Last Ship’ to raise funds for the UKares Foundation at Topshop Topman event on July 15, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. Many friends of Craig were there too : Emrhys Cooper, Victoria Hoffman, Sandro Monetti, Brianna Lynn Brown and many more !

“TopMan and Peake Pr have chosen to celebrate my upcoming role as Declan on ‘The Last Ship’ with a party. The great thing I’m most happy about is, that they are making a 10% donation to my charity UKares Foundation for all purchases made”.

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UKares at the LA Pride Parade

Brits were making history this week as the first foreign government to march in at the Los Angeles Pride. Craig R. Young with his UKares Foundation took part of this annual event beside Chris O’Connor, British Consul General in California.

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Scott Kaske & Craig Robert Young


“I believe it is the obligation of any government which promotes human rights to support the LGBT community globally. I and my colleagues from the British Consulate will do that this Sunday. We’ll be easy to spot on our red double-decker bus! Our colleagues at British Consulates in Atlanta, Chicago, Houston, New York and San Francisco will support Pride in their cities. So will our Embassy in Washington, D.C., and our representation to the United Nations.” (Chris O’Connor)


Check out our Brits on Christopher Street West (West Hollywood) at the LGBT PRIDE Parade !

Craig R. Young meets Rod Stewart

Some of the UKares board members – including Craig R. Young – met with the legend Rod Stewart and his wife at the “A world at school” event.

Craig Robert Young @Theirworld Upforschool Event LA 02.06.2015

The collaboration between Theirworld and Astley Clarke was celebrated in Los Angeles on June 2nd at a reception attended by a host of British and American celebrities backing the campaign to get every child into school.

Rod Stewart and his wife Penny Lancaster, Rainn Wilson, Minnie Driver and Piers Morgan were among the guests who added the names to the 5.7 million people who have already signed the “Up For School” petition. It calls on governments to deliver on their promise of a quality education for every child by the end of 2015.

The reception took place at the LA residence of British Consul General Chris O’Connor. Guests saw an exhibition by photographer Simon Urwin, learned more about the work of Theirworld and its collaboration with Astley Clarke.

Craig at the HMS Victory fundraising in LA

On 6th April 2015 the National Museum of the Royal Navy was holding their inaugural fundraising event in Los Angeles in conjunction with Cunard Lines. The fundraising luncheon was held on board Cunard’s Queen Victoria, during her stay in San Pedro. Craig and Eileen were attending in the name of Brits in LA.

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The event was being held in aid of the multimillion pound campaign required for the preservation and conservation of HMS Victory, arguably the world’s most famous war ship and an international symbol of democracy. HMS Victory is the only 18th Century ship of the line still to be found anywhere in the world.

The event itself was hosted by Vice Admiral Sir Adrian Johns KCB CBE KStJ ADC, with all funds raised from the event will be helping to preserve HMS Victory.

This is an extremely exciting time as to expand the fundraising into the USA and work to save this vital piece of British history. One of the most exciting aspects of the event is that the ‘Face of Nelson’ will be present at the dinner. This Life Mask, cast from Admiral Lord Nelson’s face in 1798, is one of only four in existence and is the only one in the world capable of coming to the USA. Making this a truly unique and special event, as it brings a significant part of British history to the United States.

Craig at Elton John’s 23rd Oscars viewing party

If you can’t be at the Oscars, Elton John’s 23rd annual Academy Awards Viewing Party is the other place to be ! At this gala event, guests will watch a live telecast of the Oscars while enjoying a gourmet meal designed by Chef Gordon Ramsay, a live charity auction and a performance by Nile Rodgers and his legendary band Chic.

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(photos courtesy of Craig)


Among this year’s attending stars : Craig Robert Young, Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne, Quincy Jones, Miley Cyrus, Samuel L. Jackson, Nick Jonas, Jim Carrey, Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban, Heidi Klum, Jared Leto, Tyler Perry, Sharon Stone, Denzel Washington, Eric McCormack and Tim Allen.

Elton’s viewing party is the most successful fundraising event in Hollywood on Oscar night by raising millions of dollars to help people at risk of or living with HIV/AIDS.  Over the past 23 years, it has raised nearly $45 million.

Craig says ‘BOO 2 Bullying’

Have you ever been bullied as a kid ?

Craig R. Young shares his past experiences and thoughts on bullying. “BOO2bullying” is a non-profit anti-bullying organization with the goal of ending bullying worldwide. The organization is artists awakening the world to the problems of hate and intolerance, and encouraging the youth to find their inner voice and speak their truth.

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