Restrictions are easing, the weather is getting warmer and summer is on its way! After the challenges of the past year in lockdown, we want to give our girls the best summer yet.
The pandemic has had a profound impact on many Lambeth families and young people. Under lockdown measures, incidences of mental health issues were 5x higher among disadvantaged children in London (82%) compared to children across England (16%) (Childhood Trust). 77% of children’s charities surveyed by the Childhood Trust indicated a lack of social interaction and in-person play time are still compromising young people’s mental health post-lockdown.
Research shows that a person-centred, holistic approach is key to long-term recovery and Baytree provides a safe and supportive space for this to take place. We are want to give our girls the best summer yet, to make up for all the missed childhood and adolescent experiences. We are committed to providing girls in our community opportunities to connect with others, learn new skills, gain new experiences, keep active, creative and most importantly, have FUN! But we can’t do it without your support, which is why we are so pleased to announce that…
From NOW until midday on Tuesday 15th June, your donations to Baytree will be DOUBLED!
By taking part in the Champions for Children match-funding campaign with the Childhood Trust and the Big Give, we’re hoping to raise £5,000 in just one week allowing us to provide a fun-packed summer activities programme. Your donations will help us hold a range of engaging and exciting activities, including wellbeing sessions, a graffiti workshop, STEM workshop and a trip to see Changing Destiny at the Young Vic theatre. The programme will also include volunteering and work experience opportunities for young women, such as an employability bootcamp with the jewellery brand Astrid & Miyu, to make up for vital milestones and opportunities missed during the pandemic.
Can you help us raise £5,000 in only one week?
- £9 will pay for a girl to attend a fun session at the centre, such as hat-making, fashion upcycling, science experiments, ballet and football.
- £18 will pay for a girl to go on a day trip to the Horniman Museum, Vauxhall City Farm, Ebony Horse Club, ice skating or the theatre.
- £36 will provide training and volunteering opportunities for a girl to gain leadership experience and boost their CV.
- £61 will pay for 5 young women to take part in a two-day employability bootcamp.
Thank you so much for your generous support – we couldn’t do it without you!