St Andrew's Club

Thursday nights – more than a youth club

It can be tough growing up in Westminster. St Andrew’s Club’s varied youth programmes and role model youth workers help members develop educationally, socially and personally, learning essential life skills (motivation, confidence, and self-control). All of which are crucial to their life chances.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 28 November 2017 to 12:00 PM, 5 December 2017

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1103322)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£10,476

Amount raised

£21,111

Donations

24

  • ‚ÄúI can‚Äôt imagine how many lives St Andrew‚Äôs Club has changed in the course of 150 years.‚Äù

    — Councillor Steve Summers, The Lord Mayor of Westminster 2016-17

  • ‚ÄúIf serving young people were only about providing facilities, our Club would be little more than a sports centre. But St Andrew‚Äôs offers an environment of moral leadership, inspiration and support. And, something we never forget - it is a place where young people can, and should, have, fun.‚Äù

    — Barry Walsh, former member and former chairman of St Andrew‚Äôs Club

  • St Andrew‚Äôs Club is ‚Äúthoroughly deserving to be the final charity recognised after my six years here in Downing Street‚Äù

    — David Cameron, former Prime Minister, at a special reception he hosted at No 10 Downing Street on July 12 2016, his last day in office

  • “I can’t imagine how many lives St Andrew’s Club has changed in the course of 150 years.”

    — Councillor Steve Summers, The Lord Mayor of Westminster 2016-17

  • St Andrew’s Club is “thoroughly deserving to be the final charity recognised after my six years here in Downing Street”

    — David Cameron, former Prime Minister, at a special reception he hosted at No 10 Downing Street on July 12 2016, his last day in office

  • “If serving young people were only about providing facilities, our Club would be little more than a sports centre. But St Andrew’s offers an environment of moral leadership, inspiration and support. And, something we never forget - it is a place where young people can, and should, have, fun.”

    — Barry Walsh, former member and former chairman of St Andrew’s Club

Situation

Young people in inner-city estates searching for self-respect may become involved in unsafe anti-social behaviour. St Andrew's is the only local community youth club that is not within a housing estate, offering a 'neutral' space. Our consistent annual voluntary membership of c. 700 members is evidence of the great local need, particularly as other local youth centres such as Ebury, Tachbrook or Churchill Gardens reduce their provision or even close down.

Solution

In action seven days a week, the Club also run programmes during school holidays. With no religious affiliations, open to all, members pay only a very modest subscription. Thursday nights are for Seniors only offering varied activities delivered by youth workers who are role models, allowing young people to learn essential life skills, to make informed choices about the world they live in and expand their range of experiences they may not otherwise have access to.