Recover + Reconnect - helping children get back on track

Helping our children + young people get back on track, rebuild their social skills and support their mental health.

In May, we launched an appeal to raise funds for our Recover + Reconnect: Summer Youth Programme.  Thanks to your generosity and, through a partnership with Kusuma Trust, we raised £164,000 to fund summer holiday activities helping children and young people to rebuild their social skills and improve their mental health after the successive lockdowns.

Whilst many of us may have had restful summers, our charity partners have been working hard to deliver varied, rewarding and fun programmes for the young people they work with.  I am delighted to say that we have been able to fund 13 organisations to deliver programmes and activities over the summer which have reached close to 1500 young people. 

Many of these programmes provided opportunities to try exciting new activities, experiences, and adventures such as sports sessions with professional coaches; paddleboarding and kayaking; virtual reality gaming; fencing; archery; wallball; bushcraft; art exploration; camping residentials; drama camp; and trips to the beach.  Below are just a few of the activities young people enjoyed thanks to our support this summer.

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Children at the Earls Court Youth Club