World famous artist Dizzee Rascal made a surprise visit to Bygrove Primary School in Poplar today to volunteer and support food relief efforts for the local community. Dizzee spent the morning packing food parcels and serving meals to children and families. The parcels contained enough food to make five meals for a family of four,
Chasing midnight for charity
Last weekend, we teamed up with London Midnight Runners again to host Midnight2Midnight and we’re thrilled to say the event surpassed all expectations and raised a splendid £15,000!
Midnight2Midnight is 24 x 10km running loops starting on the hour, every hour, accompanied by the Midnight Runners crew. Participants simply pay an entry fee and then run one, two, several or even all of the loops!
By successfully harnessing the positive energy of sport and highly motivated, young professionals living and working in London, the event brought everyone together in support of London’s most valuable asset: its young people and their future.
An amazing 470 runners in total signed up to hear great music, see iconic views and a make lot of new friendships.
On the hour, every hour, on the hour, runners began a 10k loop outside City Hall, through scenic central London and finished in celebration back at The Scoop. Participants were free to choose how many of the 10k loops they ran, and there were 2 very energetic people that that completed an amazing 120K!
More information about the run, including the routes, can be found here.
We’re proud to have met such an inspirational group of people – thank you all!
Introducing Digital Digest
New research by the Food Foundation has shown that during the Coronavirus crisis, more than 200,000 children are skipping meals because families don’t have enough food during the lockdown. In 2019, the Greater London Authority estimated that 400,000 children in London aged 16 or under were living in food insecurity. Of these, only 196,000 qualify
Launching our emergency Covid-19 appeal
Covid-19 has increased the number of children and young people in London at risk of ‘food insecurity’ – this means those who cannot guarantee sufficient quality or quantity of food. In 2019, the Greater London Authority estimated that 400,000 children aged 16 or under were in food insecurity. Of these, only 196,000 will qualify for