Once upon a time Young Lewisham was fortunate enough to receive substantial funding from Lewisham Borough Council - sadly those days are long gone. But even more unfortunately the problems and the issues facing the young people we help just get more and more complex - and they still need to be paid for.
So now, in the words of Tennessee Williams:
"we have to rely on the kindness of strangers!"
If you want to help us then we don't want you to be a stranger. So if you think you would like to donate to us please do and drop us a line and let us know about it and we will shout it from the top of a hot tin roof and spread the word of your generosity along the waterfront!
To give you some example of what your donation could do!
will pay for the groceries for one of the group’s team lunches. Each group buys, cooks and eats lunch together at every session. This is an essential element of all our programmes and promotes teamwork, teaches the basics of cooking and introduces the young people to healthy eating and the importance of nutrition.
will contribute towards a weeks worth of consumables for all our groups - it's the little things such as glue, oil, nails, paint and so much more that are always needed, always used and always need to be paid for.
is the approximate cost involved in sending one young person to the project for the day - so this would mean a free place to someone who might otherwise miss out!
would contribute to our biggest overhead, paying our brilliant team of dedicated, talented and committed tutors - they quite often work much longer hours than they are paid for and quite frankly we would not be able to do what we do without them!
Keeps our minibus on the road for A YEAR. We don't only use it to get the young people from A to B but it is in constant use picking up donated furniture and other items that we up-cycle and sell!
Staff Wish List
George and Emre really want a new Jet Washer - there's only so much you can do with a bucket and sponge!
Sam and George would love a decent power drill set - apparently we have a few really old ones and they all have different battery packs.
Roy, George, Emre, in fact the whole gang desperately want a new fleet of bikes. Ours are at least 10 years old and it's not just electrical technology that changes! £350 will buy us one bike.