Double your donation this week!
From the generous donations we have already received, we are now halfway to reaching our target. With one week to go, we ask you for your further support to help us raise enough to fully fund the Harrow Club summer programme, specifically designed to improve both the physical and mental health of local young people. Through this appeal every £1 you give will be doubled.
Many of the young people we work with find themselves in challenging circumstances, which have been exacerbated by the pandemic. The latest research conducted by the Childhood Trust shows that 1 in 3 children living in poverty in London are experiencing post-lockdown mental health issues. Heightened anxiety and depression have been reported in approximately 80% of cases where children are from disadvantaged backgrounds. This is reflective of what our Youth Workers are seeing amongst the young people they work with and as highlighted by this short video of some of our young people speaking about their lockdown experiences, and what our summer programme would mean to them.
Our summer programme will help up to 500 young people and will offer a range of opportunities to alleviate mental and physical health issues. It will include trips out of London to enable children to enjoy a short outdoors-based holiday, sports and creative activities, as well as mental health support sessions, all of which will make a real difference to our young people’s lives and well-being. Our activities will include meals as we know that a significant number of children face food insecurity and don’t have enough to eat.
- A £500 donation would ensure that 5 young children can enjoy an overnight camping trip in the countryside where children will be able to enjoy healthy meals and a range of outdoor activities
- A £100 donation will offer 25 children a week of supervised sporting activities such as kayaking, sailing and motor sports
- A £70 donation would support two mentoring sessions
If you would like to help us improve the lives of young people, please donate here.
Thank you for your support and generosity!