The
2020
Summer Programme

This year we will once again be using the money raised from the Big Give campaign - #ChampionsForChildren - championed by The Childhood Trust, to fund our second Summer Programme, which was a huge success last year. Although numbers will be limited due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are still looking to provide up to 20 young people with a warm meal and a fun activity for 6 weeks. These times have been particularly difficult for vulnerable young people and together we can help them to have fun over the school holidays before they return to school in September. 

This programme allows our staff to mentor and support young people over the summer break, as well as get them involved in fun activities so they can stay fit and make friends in a safe environment. Past activities we have done as part of this programme include: 5-a-side football, ten pin bowling, Oxygen trampoline park, going to the park, games and competitions in our unit, and many more.

Many of those who attend this programme come from single parent families and are eligible for free school meals. In order to support these young people, we also provide hot meals, food and snacks for free to all of those who come to our Summer Programme, as well as advice and guidance for any issues they are dealing with if they require it. Generally the young people who attend are aged between 14 and 17, and come from a host of different schools and PRUs across Croydon borough.

If you are interested in signing up for the next summer programme, please contact: use our online form or email info@livesnotknives.org with the subject line 'Summer Programme Interest' and we will respond with further details.

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