We are delighted to announce that Christina Okorocha has come on board as an ambassador. Christina is the co-founder of VAMP – a digital talent and entertainment PR agency working with some of the biggest entertainment, film and TV companies such as Warner Brothers, Disney, Universal Music and Atlantic Records. They support organisations to maximise
Tamzin Outhwaite helps tackle food poverty
As part of our Champions for Children campaign to help London children living in poverty recover from the coronavirus crisis, prominent Londoner and mum of two Tamzin Outhwaite today volunteered at the Skyline Kitchen Social Hub, in North London, and helped prepare and deliver free nutritious meals for some of the hardest hit children and families.
Tamzin Outhwaite said: “The lockdown has been devastating for children living in poverty in London. I’m delighted to be able to help raise awareness of The Childhood Trust’s Champions for Children appeal– every £1 donated to help London’s most vulnerable children will be doubled between now and 30th June – please donate now and help a child in need to recover from this crisis”
Champions for Children is raising £3m to fund the delivery of 94 projects providing vital emotional and practical support to London’s most disadvantaged children.
Support will include meals, play activities, counselling and a wide range of recreational activities that will help children recover. All donations made will be doubled by The Childhood Trust from now until the end of the campaign at midday on Tuesday 30th June.
As one of the 94 Champions for Children projects, the Mayor’s Fund for London is raising vital funds for their programmes, including Kitchen Social, which supports children and families in London who are struggling to access nutritious, healthy food and social activities during the pandemic.
Whilst the Government has now committed to funding Free School Meals vouchers over the summer holidays, there is still more work to do. The Mayor’s Fund for London research has shown that a staggering 67% of families have not been able to access these vouchers, meaning that it falls on charities to fill the gap – both in term-time and in the holidays. In addition, there are over 200,000 children living in food insecure households who do not qualify for these vouchers and are therefore at risk of going hungry.
Our Kitchen Social programme is London’s largest charitable food provider for children in need and operates in some of capital’s hardest hit communities. By the end of July, we will have stepped up to provide 120,000 free, nutritious meals, 9,000 fun activity packs to children from low-income backgrounds.
Twitter: @mayorsfund #KitchenSocial
Congratulations to our Patron
We are delighted that Sadiq Khan will continue as Patron of the Charity and congratulate him on successfully achieving a second term as Mayor of London. Sadiq’s commitment to social integration, social mobility and investing in young Londoners is wonderfully aligned with the Fund’s mission to empower young Londoners from disadvantaged backgrounds to acquire the skills
Our new ambition: supporting 100,000 Young Futures by 2023
Covid-19 is the challenge of a lifetime. We need radical action to reverse inequality and ensure all children and young people are able to thrive and fulfil their potential. That is why we are today launching our new ambition: to transform the life chances of 100,000 young Londoners by 2023. Join us. Take me to