St Andrew's Club's Big Give Christmas Challenge opens in
Thursday Nights - More Than a Youth Club
The Big Give Christmas Challenge is the UK's biggest online match-funding campaign and St Andrew's Club has been chosen to take part!
For 7 days from noon on 28th November until noon on 5th December, every donation you make to St Andrew's Club via the Big Give's website will be doubled! One donation, twice the impact.
Help us reach our target of £20,952 to fund our Thursday night youth club for one year.
It can be tough growing up in Westminster. Young people in inner-city estates searching for self-respect may become involved in unsafe anti-social behaviour. St Andrew's is the only local community youth club that is not within a housing estate, offering a 'neutral' space. The consistent annual voluntary membership of c. 700 members is evidence of the great local need.
Thursday nights are for Seniors only (nine to adulthood) offering varied activities delivered by youth workers who are role models, allowing young people to learn essential life skills (motivation, confidence, and self-control) to make informed choices about the world they live in and expand their range of experiences they may not otherwise have access to. All of which are crucial to their life chances.
We need your help to continue engaging our Senior members on Thursday nights through:
- an inspiring programme of sport, creative and recreational activities such as screen printing or music production courses which teach concentration and soft work-ready skills
- regular trips out to provide experiences to open the eyes of our members and widen their horizons
- preventative discussions on issues eg gangs & radicalisation or sexual health, where youth workers interact and informally counsel members
- encouraging members who have been educationally disadvantaged in achieving recognised sporting or youth work qualifications through the Club
- providing CV guidance and work experience to help members gain confidence and skills to compete for employment
If you would like to donate to help us raise £10,476 to release an additional matched pot of £10,476 remember that it will only be doubled between noon 28th November and noon 5th December by visiting this page and making your donation.
If you would like a reminder of these important dates, please fill out this form below, and we will send you a reminder just before 12 noon on Tuesday 28th November. Thank you.