An update on our Summer Give Campaign:
UKSA’s Summer Give campaign raises £12,000 to support disadvantaged London children this summer – thank you to everyone who helped us to achieve our target!
UKSA took part in the ‘Summer Give’ campaign last month to raise money for disadvantaged London children. 36 charities took part in the campaign which is backed by The Childhood Trust with the aim of alleviating the impact of child poverty. Over £1 million was raised in total by the 36 participating charities in the campaign’s fourth and most successful year; these funds will go towards supporting 15,000 young people from London over the school holidays, 30 of whom will have the opportunity to participate in a residential activities programme at UKSA thanks to our amazing supporters.
We are absolutely thrilled that we surpassed our £12,000 fundraising target thanks to online donations and matched-funding from The Childhood Trust and UKSA trustees. This money will enable 30 young people from George Green’s School in Tower Hamlets and Southside Young Leaders Academy in Camberwell to participate in a residential activity week at UKSA next month, supporting them to build confidence and life skills, and to have a summer to remember! Thank you so much to everyone who supported through donating and sharing the campaign – it will make such an enormous difference to these young people, one which would not have been possible without your help.
Campaigns such as this are so important in providing opportunities to disadvantaged children and in keeping them safe and healthy at a time when they are particularly vulnerable. Over half a million London children live in poverty; this issue is exacerbated in the school holidays without the provision of free school meals. More information on the impact of child poverty in London can be found in a recent report published by The Childhood Trust.
We look forward to updating you once pupils from George Green’s School and Southside Young Leaders have visited us next month; watch this space….