Help us support our members, their families and our community through a varied programme of activities and, in response to Covid-19 lockdown, an extensive evaluation campaign to establish need, a strong virtual provision for members and an advice giving strategy for their families.
It ran from 12:00 PM, 23 June 2020 to 6:00 PM, 3 July 2020
Registered Charity in England and Wales (1103322)
St Andrew’s Club has created an amazing legacy. I am passionate about social mobility and organisations like the Club with its stellar reputation across Westminster are highly regarded.
St Andrew’s Club is such a triumph – and continues to live up to its long and proud reputation. Its purpose, support and distraction embodies all the good work needed to help the mental health and wellbeing of our local young people – my particular passion.
There is knife crime, there is gang crime, there is gun crime. All of those things are deeply, deeply troubling and disturbing, and a place like [St Andrew’s Club] makes it possible to draw people away, who are at risk of being drawn in.
St Andrew’s Club is “thoroughly deserving to be the final charity recognised after my six years here in Downing Street".
• Few affordable engaging opportunities that appeal to what young people want/ need - around 38% of children in Westminster are recorded as living in poverty. • Few places to go that are safe and neutral with threats of high crime/ gang culture on estates. Westminster has one of the highest rates of violent and drug related crime in the whole of London. • Intense social media and device-led pressure and the challenges this can put on young people’s mental health • Covid-19 lockdown problems.
We aim to give local young people, aged 5 to adulthood and of diverse backgrounds, many on tight family budgets, the chance to thrive and give back to society by providing activities that are enabling, educational and participative in a safe, neutral environment. In response to Covid-19 lockdown, we are also developing a virtual provision, delivering activity packs to those in need and maintaining direct contact with members and their families to establish their needs and status during lockdown.
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