Donate now to provide disadvantaged children from inner London boroughs with fun activities, ensuring a safe and carefree summer. Including: - one-to-one outings with their mentor - a summer event celebrating the friendships between children and their mentors, with fun activities and healthy food.
It ran from 12:00 AM, 10 June 2019 to 3:00 PM, 21 June 2019
Registered Charity in England and Wales (264713)
My mentor is someone I can rely on. I've done lots of new things. Since becoming friends with him I am much more confident and adventurous. Leroy's Mum said: Having his mentor to take him out allows him to just be a child for a few hours a week.
My mentor took me out and showed me what was possible. Their friendship was life changing for me.
My son's mentor is a strong role model for him... someone with ambition, not just with work but to enjoy life.
We work in some of London's most deprived boroughs, eg Tower Hamlets has the highest level of child poverty (53%) of all the UK‚Äôs local authorities (End Child Poverty, 2018). We support children who face multiple and complex challenges eg: - poverty - domestic violence/addiction - responsibilities as young carers - disabilities - bereavement - mental illness - social isolation - leaving the care system These issues can impact on their summer holidays, leaving them afraid, lonely and anxious.
Over the summer holidays and throughout the year, for a minimum of two years, our adult volunteer mentors take children at the weekend. Mentors provide one-to-one support, friendship and fun activities for children who may not otherwise have these opportunities. During the summer we will also hold a fun event to celebrate these friendships and give children a chance to meet other young people who face similar challenges.
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