Big Give Christmas Challenge 2023

We’re delighted to share that we’ve reached our fundraising target for the Big Give’s Christmas Challenge 2023.

Lewisham is one of the most deprived boroughs in the UK with few free or heavily subsidised high-quality activities for children to mitigate socioeconomic disadvantage; proven to lead to disenfranchisement, poor educational attainment, lack of social and employable skills and further (more serious) problems such as gangs, illegal activity, and knife crime.

With this latest fundraising, which is matched funded by the Big Give, we’ll be able to provide 7 year-long bursaries and 18 holiday courses free of charge to disadvantaged children. Spaces in our programme are proven to build confidence, foster friendships and give a creative outlet in a safe space.

The children we are able to support from this funding will now have somewhere fun to go on Saturdays and in their holidays. They will be stretched creatively, make friends from all works of life and gain a real sense of achievement and purpose.