Jack Petchey Foundation
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09 September 2016

Youth Club in Bromley takes inspiration from their community in new murals

In the Spring of 2016, the Castlecombe Youth Centre in Bromley organised an arts, crafts and, cooking project which took place over twelve weeks. The project was funded by a small grant awarded to the centre by the Jack Petchey Foundation.

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08 September 2016

Volunteer teaches one-to-one classes for children struggling with reading in South Africa

In February 2015, Lucy Bailey volunteered for ten weeks with the charity ABC for Life, through the International Citizen Service (ICS). ABC for Life is a charity based in Sentinel Primary School in Hout Bay, South Africa.

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05 September 2016

First Give & Jack Petchey Case Study - Chace Community students invited to the opening of Age UK Enfield's new offices

After a group of students at Chace Community School won £1,000 for Age UK Enfield in their First Give final generously supported by the Jack Petchey Foundation the charity invited them along to the opening of their new offices.

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05 September 2016

Student Tayyib Raps for Charity- First Give Case Study

Year 10 student Tayyib Awan came into contact with Tender, a charity that educates young people to spot and stop abusive relationships, when they came to deliver sessions at his school, Walthamstow Academy in Waltham Forest.

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05 September 2016

"The First Give programme has made us less selfish and more humble as teenagers"

Pupils at 10 Persephone at Townley Grammar school, competed in their school's First Give Final, made possible by the generosity of the Jack Petchey Foundation. They chose to represent Shine, a charity that supports cancer sufferers aged 20-40.

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02 September 2016

Young patients at St Christopher's Hospice get the festival experience of a lifetime at WOMAD Festival

As part of the Jack Petchey Foundation's 15th Anniversary Crystal Award Grant Scheme, St Christopher's Hospice received a £6000 donation to fund a special trip for the Young Adults group to WOMAD music festival.

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30 August 2016

Performance Arts used in Therapy Programme for Young Disabled People in Sri Lanka

In June 2016 Eleanor Roberts, an Occupational Therapy student at Brunel University, used her skills to volunteer with a project called the Sunera Foundation, a Sri Lankan charity. which works with young disabled people.

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25 August 2016

Words of Wisdom from Our Achievers Network

We asked our Achievers Network if they had any advice to give to young people opening their GCSE results today, and to reflect on how their results have affected their attitude to school and life.

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24 August 2016

You ain't seen muffin yet! Kids Cookery School equips young people with essential culinary skills

To celebrate it's 15th Anniversary the Jack Petchey Foundation awarded 15 grants of £15,000 to 15 youth organizations and projects. One of the grants was awarded to The Kid's Cookery School, which gives young people cookery lessons.

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22 August 2016

Volunteer uses entrepreneurship to defeat poverty in Kenya

Anna Sosnowska spent three months volunteering in Eldoret, Kenya with International Citizen Service charity Balloon Ventures, which aims to tackle poverty in emerging countries.