The Downside Settlement

Outward Bound Activities for One Year

To give young, inner city people from Southwark the chance to participate in team-building, confidence-giving, life-changing experiences away from home including trips to Hindleap Warren Activity Centre, a sailing expedition and the 100 Mile Canoe Test.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 4 December 2015 to 5:00 PM, 14 December 2015

Registered Charity in England and Wales (252196)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£5,000

Amount raised

£5,045

Donations

28

    Categories

  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Sports/RecreationSports/Recreation

    Helping

Location

Situation

Many of the members rarely have the opportunity to leave London or be involved in group trips. Being able to take them out of London to learn teamwork, leadership, following instructions and listening is invaluable to their development and confidence. Not only do Outward Bound activities develop a wide range of skills but they also give the young people a sense of possibility outside of their day-to-day life and engender self esteem when they succeed at activities they were initially daunted by.

Solution

These trips build on the sense of community created at the Club in London. DFYC is always looking at ways to develop the skills of our members that can be used not only within the Club, as role models, but outside of the Club in school or work. As one parent recently told us "As a result of this trip my son has developed his resilience, courage, confidence, increased self-esteem and felt a great sense of achievement. He announced upon his return that he feels he can conquer anything now!"

  • As a result of this trip my son has developed his resilience, courage, confidence, increased self-esteem and felt a great sense of achievement.¬† He announced upon his return that he feels he can conquer anything now! The benefits and life experience gained by my son are priceless!

    — Nicola Hirst (Parent)

  • Ever since I came to DFYC my life made a turn for the better. The Youth Club is amazing, the staff are friendly and helpful, the activities are great. I come almost every day and always enjoy myself. The Youth Club has changed my life and is an amazing place to spend my time.

    — Blayd, Youth Club Member

  • They‚Äôve helped so many children. Every time I come to the Downside Fisher Club I see so many happy faces. I‚Äôve made so many friends - young and old and this place is for children who want to make a change, who want to be active.

    — Jamie, Young Member

  • As a result of this trip my son has developed his resilience, courage, confidence, increased self-esteem and felt a great sense of achievement.  He announced upon his return that he feels he can conquer anything now! The benefits and life experience gained by my son are priceless!

    — Nicola Hirst (Parent)

  • Ever since I came to DFYC my life made a turn for the better. The Youth Club is amazing, the staff are friendly and helpful, the activities are great. I come almost every day and always enjoy myself. The Youth Club has changed my life and is an amazing place to spend my time.

    — Blayd, Youth Club Member

  • They’ve helped so many children. Every time I come to the Downside Fisher Club I see so many happy faces. I’ve made so many friends - young and old and this place is for children who want to make a change, who want to be active.

    — Jamie, Young Member