Summer lovin’

For a second year Notting Hill’s children are being given great summer holiday activities organised by the  K&C Foundation’s Summer Sparks initiative. Director Diana Spiegelberg with some of the young children at the Sparks launch at Snaps + Rye  (pic) says: “For many the summer holidays are a time of exotic travel, of adventure, new experiences of all kinds, but that’s not the case for everybody and there are lots of us here in this borough that local youth groups and charities are a godsend and a place where they discover all sorts of new things all the time but particularly over the long summer holidays.”

Snaps + Rye will be giving £1 from every Sun over Portobello dish to the charity. The Shed, well worth a visit, is also donating money for a special dish. Actress and Summer Sparks ambassador Julie Christie says: “Summer Sparks is a brilliant idea. The summer holidays can be a challenging time for many families. This new initiative is encouraging those who can to support activities for young people in the same area, living in very difference circumstances

If you or your company want to donate, here is how your money would be spent. For £50 a child Westway can bring in creative workshop leaders to run a week of performing arts activities for young people from Pimento’s after school and holiday club. Solidarity Sports need extra support to cover the costs of equipment and the rental of sports facilities and would like to be able to take their young people on more trips to widen their horizons. For £125 per child, Solidarity Sports is able to provide its Future Olympians programme over a four week period.

K&C Foundation is working with Baraka, ClementJames Centre, Hornimans Adventure Playground, Pimento Community Projects, Rugby Portobello Trust, Solidarity Sports, Venture Community and Westway Learning to extend the activities they can provide over the summer holidays. Pembridge Hall and Chepstow House School are already backing the initiative. If you want to get involved or donate time or money click here [email protected] and for more information here … thekandcfoundation




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