News:Stratford Circus is raising money for creative projects for young people

24 hours to go until our Donation Appeal Opens, Stratford Circus is taking part in The Childhood TrustChampions for Children, aiming to raise £4,800 for Creative Schools and Colleges and NewYVC Youth Choir in order to continue doing vital work in our local community, and donations made between Noon on 08 – 15th June will be doubled by our supporters, The Childhood Trust.

The Covid-19 pandemic has challenged children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing who have been isolated from their peers at a formative time in their life. Stratford Circus has been delivering empowering projects with children and young people at the heart, adapting work to respond to the crisis caused by the pandemic. Participating in creative activities increases resilience, self-esteem and supports positive wellbeing.

Stratford Circus’ interim CEO Lucy Atkinson said: ‘We are delighted to participate in Champions for Children with our champion funder The Childhood Trust via the Big Give. I believe passionately in the power of creativity to unlock potential, improve mental health and wellbeing, overcome barriers, and open up opportunities that can change lives. Through our creative projects working in collaboration with local artists and organisations. Stratford Circus supports, empowers, enable, and enriches the lives of children and young people to fulfil their potential and develop their life skills and learnings through creativity. Our community has suffered immensely during pandemic, so it’s more important than ever that local children and young people have these opportunities to be creative’.

As a registered charity, we rely on the support to bring arts to East London.

Help us towards our £4,800 target by having your donation doubled from 12pm Tuesday 08 June – Tuesday 15 June.

Remember, only donations made in this time will be eligible for match funding!

Your donation no matter how much will have twice the impact. Donate £20 and we’ll receive £40!

We welcome support from everyone - individuals, trusts, businesses, large and small, including sponsorship and financial support, volunteering, pro-bono and support in kind.
We’d be delighted to hear from you! Contact Mia, Development Manager via email: if you'd like to further support.

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We recognise that this is a difficult time for many people and understand that a donation may not be possible. You can also help us by spreading the word about this appeal, by sharing on your social media channels using the hashtags #ChampionsForChildren #ChildhoodTrust#TheBigGive

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