Jack Petchey Foundation
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14 September 2016

200 Young people sharpen their skills on basketball summer camp

Thanks again to a £750 grant awarded to the club by the Foundation, the club was able to organise a two week basketball summer camp in Croydon, in which 200 young people benefited from.

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12 September 2016

Volunteer project works to brighten the future of young people in India

Florence spent three months volunteering with ICS charity Restless Development in rural India, in the region of Tamil Nadu. Florence was awarded a £300 Individual Volunteer Grant by the Jack Petchey Foundation, helping her fund the trip.

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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.