The Baytree Centre

Make Summer Exciting for Children in Lambeth

We want to give opportunities for girls in Lambeth to have an exciting summer full of fun, experiences and new life chances to enjoy the summer and recharge.

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1175145)

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Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£10,000

Amount raised

£12,328

Time left

1 day

Donations

68

Championed by The Childhood Trust

    Categories

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

    Helping

  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)
  • Minority GroupsMinority Groups
  • Women & GirlsWomen & Girls

Location

United Kingdom

Situation

Many girls in our community have been hard hit by the coronavirus crisis which has exacerbated their vulnerability and isolation. Lockdown has caused a soar in child poverty, with jobs lost and families struggling to keep children fed and homes warm and lit. The pandemic has also taken it's toll on mental health as well as seen a 25% rise in domestic abuse calls. For many migrant families livelihoods have been threatened as they struggle to access benefits and fear for their immigration status.

Solution

We will organise an extensive programme of activities that will promote and maintain the wellbeing of girls and young women whose vulnerability has been exacerbated by the coronavirus crisis. The summer will be great for many as we enjoy our freedom, but for some girls without means it might be a terrible time of boredom. We will provide either a remote or face to face programme of activities that will allow the girls to socially connect, stay positive and motivated and have fun.

  • Thanks to Baytree i was able to have a wonderful summer: I had fun, met new friends and learnt to swim! Now i go swimming regularly and my confidence is shown in my smile.

    — Anita