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We need unwanted bikes for our youth initiative: #knivesdownbikesup

Earlier this year we ran a ‘fix a bike and keep it’ workshop, which saw eight young people from the local community working with two bike mechanics to fix up donated bikes from Wandsworth Council, which they then got to keep. The initiative has continued, as part of a national campaign called #knivesdownbikesup and to date, more than 60 young people have taken part in these workshops. ...continue reading "Bike donations needed!"

There was a special moment last week, where all of the staff felt incredibly humbled by the kind words and recognition from one of our dedicated younger participants Josh. It is in moments like these, where we are offered an insight that demonstrates the importance within our service, and also how much it is appreciated.

It is moments like this, where gratitude is shown that we are pleasantly reminded that all of our hard work and team efforts are paying off.

 

We also received this message from a boxing class participant:

Dear Team, I would like to convey my thanks to the instructor from last night’s boxing class at Carney Community Centre. Unfortunately I did not get his name but it was Wednesday 8.15 pm class. He was fantastic – I do not know how he kept all the class happy but he did. I am an older woman attending for the first time, there were young men there who are obviously at a very different level and have completely different needs to me but I believe he fulfilled everyone’s wishes. He did not make me feel out of place, he was patient and kind and I have nothing but praise for him. In addition, he somehow made it fun, well kind of! Thank you – you have really empowered me and I am very grateful. Thank you.

We really need your support this week!

Up until 12pm on Tuesday 5th December, we are raising money to support our 'Youth Crime Prevention Programme'.

All donations given within this time frame, will then be doubled- as part of the Big Christmas Give.

Our Target is £6,000 which if achieved, will be then be doubled to £12,000!

Please support us to continue our important and heartfelt work within the community.

Donate here.

Check out this BBC Radio 4 report from Carney's Community on Knife Crime:

We are excited to announce that we are now running free boxing sessions in partnership with Chelsea AFC, every Friday from 5-6.30pm @ Henry Prince Community Club Room for young people aged between 8 - 16.

Come on down, and get involved.