With the help of members of the public, Charlton Athletic Community Trust (CACT) and Ardmore, a family-owned construction group, raised over £20,000 to help provide a food offer across our programmes that support young people.
This includes enhancing the existing funded food offer on our Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) programme which CACT runs on behalf of Royal Borough of Greenwich and London Borough of Bexley, to include breakfast, healthy snacks and food boxes for families to take home and prepare meals.
CACT’s free tutoring courses will also benefit from the money raised as participants will now be supplied with healthy snacks and a hot meal. This will help provide vital support to families who may be struggling whilst ensuring the young people are able to fully engage in a range of fun, active and educational activities.
The campaign was live from 14-28 June, with The Childhood Trust matching all donations within the period.
Charlie Macdonald, CACT’s Director of Youth, Health, and Inclusion, said:
“CACT is determined to support young people and their families around the issue of food poverty which is a huge challenge for many in the communities we partner with, this is more important than ever due to the cost-of-living crisis.
“I would like to thank Ardmore, The Big Give, all who donated and The Childhood Trust, who matched all donations to enable us to achieve our fundraising target of £20,000. These funds will enable us to provide healthy nutritious meals, snacks and food boxes across our youth programmes which ensures young people are well-fed and therefore able to fully participate in the activities we offer. This is great news for the young people of Greenwich and Bexley.”
Thomas Doherty, Ardmore's Senior Project Manager said:
"Ardmore would like to thank all our staff, subcontractors and supply chain who supported us in raising money for CACT Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) and educational tutoring programmes. Ardmore are proud to continue supporting CACT’s 2022 campaign. Ardmore hope our ongoing support will help make a positive impact to the lives of the young people of Greenwich and Bexley."
If you are interested in finding out more about the programme and booking a place for your child on the HAF programme please follow this link for Bexley or follow this link for the Greenwich programme.
Young Greenwich, CACT’s youth service run on behalf of Royal Borough of Greenwich, offers a wide range of services for young people who live or go to school in Greenwich. Take a look at what your child could get involved in here.