The Foxley Kingham Anniversary Foundation Trustee Board and Committee are delighted to announce our support of local charity partners on the theme of Youth Engagement this year. The projects run by our partner charities support health, relationships, education, community awareness and cohesion. They also promote the development of life skills, confidence and open up opportunities for young people to gain employment.
The Anniversary Foundation Team are busy putting together a series of fund raising events to help raise vital funds.
Read more about the four charities:
Luton Town FC Community Trust
Luton Town FC Community Trust is the official charity of Luton Town Football Club. The Trust supports a wide range of initiatives tackling issues surrounding both physical and mental health. The Trust engages with a wide range of ages, including marginalised or disadvantaged groups such as teenagers and young men who are at risk of offending, or already involved in gangs and violence. It has developed a number of projects that to encourage cohesion amongst the diverse ethnic minority groups within the community.
Youthscape is a Luton-based charity for young people, especially those facing a difficult start in life. It helps teenagers who are dealing with anxiety and other mental health problems and supports young people who are getting into trouble at school, often because of what’s going on at home or on the streets. The charity was founded twenty-five years ago by a group of local churches and community groups, and its vision remains the same; to help every young person reach their amazing potential.
Marsh Farm Futures
Marsh Farm Futures (MFF) works to promote the regeneration in this area of social and economic deprivation. The charity provides a range of free, subsidised and low-cost services for residents in and around the area from Futures House, its purpose built base.
Local residents are encouraged to develop the skills and confidence to become active decision-makers. This helps build a healthy and a confident community that feels safe and engaged with services such as the police, the local authority and various health agencies.
The Lord’s Taverners
The Lord’s Taverners is the UK’s leading youth cricket and disability sports charity. Its mission is to enhance the lives of disadvantaged and disabled young people through sport and recreation, and it supports some of the most marginalised and at-risk young people in the UK.
The charity aims to give all young people a ‘sporting chance’ and delivers Wicketz to five hubs in Luton. This is the chance to interact, play, train, compete, learn, have fun and make friends. The charity improves health, social and psychological wellbeing, and empowers volunteers, coaches and teachers to deliver training sessions.