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The Edgware Broadwalk Centre’s October Community Fund, supported by the Times Series - who wins? You decide
11:25am Tuesday 1st October 2013 in News
Last month we announced that nominations were open once again for The Broadwalk Centre’s Community Fund, which offers local charities, organisations and projects the chance of winning £500 to spend on anything they would like that will help them to enhance their service.
After receiving multiple nominations for the October donation, three finalists have been selected and it is up to you, the readers, to decide who will receive this month’s £500 offering.
The nominees for the October Community Fund are:
Youth Music Centre
Youth Music Centre is a local charity established in the Borough of Barnet in 1967 by a group of local musicians who wanted to give their children the opportunity to discover the excitement of making music and friendship. Only one of its founders, Kay Hurwitz, remains and is still very active every Saturday morning.
Little did this group know that from small beginnings, now flourishes one of London's longest running music centres, with more than 200 children and young adults sharing their passion for music.
The Youth Music Centre operates every Saturday morning in Bigwood House, near Golders Green. The doors open from 8.30am until 1pm with a variety of music lessons from learning an instrument to playing in groups or orchestras.
The current rise in children wanting to become involved in music has increased and music making has been shown to provide social development, communication and confidence building.
The aim of the Youth Music Centre is to make music accessible to all children in North London, regardless of their parents' financial circumstances. It tries to develop new music skills where possible and strive to be as accessible as possible.
Youth Music Centre would like to be considered for £500 Community Fund to help support its aim to provide music to all children from North London through their musical activities.
They will be able to purchase music equipment to use during the lessons as well as assisting those who may be unable to afford the music lessons.
Grief Encounter was started by Shelley Gilbert from her living room ten years ago and is now one of the UK's leading child bereavement charities providing information, advice and support to any child who has lost a close family member.
Grief Encounter currently supports around 160 families per year (120 local) however due to funding issues (no government help, all donations) is limited to the number of families that it can assist.
If the charity was to be awarded the £500 Community Fund donation it would be able to provide more registered counsellors to work with bereaved children in schools.
Hadley Wood & Wingate Football Club
One year on and the Olympic legacy is starting to fade away. In fact, in some cases, the situation is worse. Government is cutting schools funds and a direct result is that sports at schools are suffering.
Hadley Wood & Wingate Football Club has decided to take action. In the coming school year they will be offering their professional and experienced football coaches to go into local primary schools and provide free training sessions.
As a youth football club, their resources are limited and as such they can only offer a handful of schools a monthly training session. The schools that have accepted the offer are very much excited at the opportunity but at the same time expressed that a monthly session might not be sufficient.
With limited budget, this is the most that the club can offer; therefore they are looking for additional funds for this activity.
With the £500 Hadley Wood & Wingate Football Club can double the number of sessions they are offering. By offering free sessions they hope that their coaches can inspire the children to engage in more sports.
Football is not only a sport; it is also a social activity that promotes peer to peer communication. This might not seem to be a lot, but with your help they can take a small step in helping the younger generation have a better future.
Voting is easy, simply email firstname.lastname@example.org with the name of the project you want to win in the subject box, visit our website www.times-series.co.uk or vote via a poll on The Broadwalk Centre’s Facebook page. The closing date to register your vote is Sunday October 20.
The Broadwalk Centre and The Times Series will be giving away £500 through the Community Fund every other month so it’s not too late to send a nomination. You can write to The Broadwalk Centre, c/o PMW Communications, Stane Court, Stane Street, Billingshurst, West Sussex, RH14 9HP or email email@example.com
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