Weʼve raised £845 to help fund Save our Boys and Girls - a social enterprise that provides opportunities and support for young people in London.
- Funded on Friday, 5th July 2019
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I want to raise some funds for an organisation I have been volunteering with called Save our Boys and Girls. https://saveourboysandgirls.org/team
They are a bunch of passionate, experienced professionals with backgrounds in music, production, public sector, charities, employment and rehabilitation. They’re combining all of this experience to help young people in London get inspiration and support so that they make better choices.
Of course, many of us feel shocked, saddened and frustrated by the recent stories about young people and violent crime in London – this lot are actually getting together to do something about it.
Here’s how it works. A young person comes to them. They put that young person through a short motivational course which helps them describe their ambitions and set some goals to get there. Then they are put into one of three streams.
Either they are given access to work experience in the creative industries, or even training – for example a DJ training session with a music legend like DJ Jumpin Jack Frost.
Or they are given support with education, training or employment – so CV support, interview preparation.
And finally, in some rare but extreme circumstances, their cases can be escalated to give them help with emergency housing or support with navigating the criminal justice system.
SOBAG has been running for a year, almost entirely self funded, and some funding would really help them professionalise their services and support more young people through this process.
Please help me support SOBAG by sponsoring me to run the Sage Reading Half Marathon.
- 2 years ago
Amy Lawson2 years ago
Thank you so much to all of you for your support. I have a meeting with the guys from Save our Boys and Girls this week, and we're really looking forward to discussing how we will put your generous donations to good use. I'm really pleased to say I completed the Sage Reading Half Marathon in 2hrs 11mins. My legs are feeling every minute today, but it was an amazing day, and your donations spurred me on, so thank you so much for supporting me -I am so grateful x
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Mar 25, 2019
Great effort! Hope the jelly legs have subsided now! The London next?
Mar 23, 2019
Well done Amo xx
Mar 19, 2019
BOOM!! Well Done AMY XX
Mar 18, 2019
Well done Amy!! Sounds like a brilliant cause. Love Clare xx
Mar 17, 2019
Good luck Amy
Mar 16, 2019
Great cause and awesome for you
The Standings xx
Mar 14, 2019
Best of luck for Sunday- Rather you than me!
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