St Andrew's Club

St Andrew’s Club – Champions for Children 2021

Help us support our members, their families and our community through a varied programme of activities. In response to Covid-19 lockdown we have completed a extensive evaluation campaign & established the need for a strong virtual provision for members & an advice giving service for their families.

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1103322)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£20,000

Amount raised

£16,454

Time left

1 day

Donations

35

Championed by The Childhood Trust

    Category

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

    Helping

  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)
  • Young People (18-30)Young People (18-30)

Location

United Kingdom

  • Happily, London is blessed by having many wonderful organisations like St Andrew's Club, who work tirelessly in the knowledge that they have helped those less fortunate than themselves - although few have been doing it for quite so long!

    — Sir Kenneth Olisa, OBE, Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London

  • 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

  • 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.

    — The Right Worshipful The Lord Mayor of Westminster, Cllr Ruth Bush, 2019-20

Situation

•Support Young People to Deal with the physical/mental effects of Covid -19 •Few affordable opportunities that appeal to young people’s wants/needs - around 38% of children in Westminster living in poverty. •Lack of places to go that are safe; with threats of high crime/gang culture on estates. Westminster has one of the highest rates of violent/drug related crime in the whole of London. •Intense social media and device-led pressure and the the challenges it puts on young people’s mental health

Solution

We aim to enrich young lives of local young people, aged 5 to adulthood from diverse backgrounds, many on tight budgets, by providing activities that are enabling, educational & participative in a safe, neutral environment. In response to the Covid-19 pandemic we have maintained engagement with our members over the last year, by adapting from physical to virtual provisions; to delivery of activity packs & food parcels to families; to maintaining contact with members/families by check in calls