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Kensington + Chelsea Foundation
Kensington + Chelsea Foundation
Recover and Reconnect

Recover and Reconnect

Why we need your help

Over the last extraordinary year, thousands of children and young people in Kensington and Chelsea have been badly affected by the pandemic and lockdown.  Some have struggled to keep up with school work due to a lack of digital resources.  Many more are feeling anxious and overwhelmed at the crisis and lonely or isolated from their friendship groups.

Our young people need help to get their studies back on track and to regain confidence and hope for  their future.

We want to make sure no child in our community is left behind.  Our Recover + Reconnect Fund launches this Spring and will support services for children and young people, designed to help them catch up on core subjects, encourage social interaction and support their mental health.  From tutoring sessions to counselling support, from drama workshops to outdoor sports, your donation to this appeal will make a real difference to young people in our community.

Abdi Aden, who runs Earl’s Court Youth Club, has seen first-hand the impact on young people so far:

“The pandemic has increased the gap in opportunities between rich and poor children.  Kids whose families cannot afford home learning resources, whether technology or time and support, have fallen behind in their studies which affects their educational attainment, their confidence and motivation.  This Summer we need to focus on supporting those kids not just with their learning, but also getting them away from screens and reminding them how to play with others, build their social skills and confidence.”

With your support, we can ensure our children and young people overcome some of the barriers caused by the pandemic to reach their full potential.

  • £25 could fund an outdoor arts session, where children take part in art activities in a safe outside space, explore the garden, play + picnic and get creative
  • £50 could provide a chid with a 1-2-1 counselling session to help address some of the mental health impact of the pandemic and lockdown
  • £30 could provide a weekly tutoring session to young person for the next 8 months
  • £50 could pay for a young person to spend a day away in the countryside, taking part in fun and exciting group activities, supported by trained, caring adults.  This may be the only time they leave London in the year.

Help us ensure no child in our community is left behind.

37,360.25

raised so far

37360.25

How you can support us

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Supporters

Apr 29, 2021

Anonymous

50.00
(plus 12.50 giftaid)

Apr 14, 2021

Anonymous

150.00
(plus 37.50 giftaid)

Apr 03, 2021

Janie

100.00
(plus 25.00 giftaid)

Apr 01, 2021

Anonymous


Mar 31, 2021

Anonymous

5000.00
(plus 1250.00 giftaid)

Mar 26, 2021

Anonymous

100.00
(plus 25.00 giftaid)

Mar 26, 2021

Stephen Duckworth

50.00
(plus 12.50 giftaid)

Mar 26, 2021

Anonymous


Mar 26, 2021

Virginia Morck

50.00
(plus 12.50 giftaid)

Mar 26, 2021

Sue Crosland

particularly concerned about children's mental health during the pandemic.

100.00
(plus 25.00 giftaid)

Total raised so far

37,360.25

Total plus Gift Aid 39,384.31

Direct donations

8,196.25

Raised offline 29,164.00

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