Help us give children in Newham a summer to remember

"I have developed many skills like organisation, dedication and determination"

- participant

This year we are delivering a creative week-long summer school with Rose Bruford College for young people in Newham who don’t have access to high quality, fun activities over the holidays. This music-making summer school will teach emceeing, beat-boxing, singing and song writing skills. All participants will be given healthy lunches throughout the week.

We are fundraising so that we can deliver this for free.

We’re aiming to raise £3,000 in a week to make the summer a fun and productive time for local children and young people.

A report by The Childhood Trust, who are supporting this project, found that as well as being susceptible to violence and abuse when the structure of school is removed, children and young people also face an increased risk of becoming involved in anti-social activities due to boredom and lack of fulfilment, as well as potential exploitation by gangs.

Help us towards our £3,000 target by having your donation doubled

Donations to the project are being doubled from midday Monday 10th - Monday 17th June, meaning any donation you can give during this time will go twice as far!

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Local businesses wishing to offer donations, support in kind, or organise a fundraising event are asked to contact mia@stratford-circus.com

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Our Director, Tania Wilmer says of the project: “Despite the huge investment in the area, in the lead up to and following the Olympics, over half of Newham children are growing up in poverty. The summer break puts added financial pressures on families as many local children receive free school meals during term time. Often parents are not in a position to pay for structured activities or healthy lunches over the holidays. This can have a significant knock on effect for these young people. When they return to school they are developmentally behind in and can take weeks to catch up with their more affluent peers.”

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