Get ready to make it happen in London! Phone lines open in London on Wednesday 23 May at 10am .  Please call Emma Francis on 07867 550491. Don't forget to look at the size of the challenge indicated.

All challenges listed qualify for 100% matching

606 It's Show time!

Challenge group size: F

Immediate Theatre

What's the challenge?

Immediate Theatre provides drama workshops for disadvantaged 5–13 year olds, with a hot meal and support for parents, in Hackney. They are one of Zurich Cares London’s multi-year funding partners.

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Your challenge is to raise £200 for the young people to receive AQA accreditation for the work on their summer youth theatre project.  This week long activity enables 30 young people living in one of the most deprived areas of London to take part in drama and arts activities culminating in a performance for friends and family. They'd also like the volunteer team to come along to the performance on Friday 27 July, to help prepare the space for our audience and chat to the young people afterwards about their experience.

 

607  Get out the bunting!

Challenge group size: S

Mind Haringey

What's the challenge?

Mind in Haringey supports people affected by a mental health problems. They offer services such as counselling, advocacy and wellbeing activities. Zurich Cares London is funding their new support service for ex-armed forces personnel over the next three years.

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Mind would like to invite a Zurich team  to create a 'Summer Fete'-style celebratory afternoon in their garden. This could involve a BBQ, quiz, crafts, refreshments, being DJ, games with prizes, relaxing and having a good time with some of Mind's service users. They would also welcome any contributions towards the cost.

608  On your marks... 

Challenge group size: F

Ashford Place 'De-Caf'

What's the challenge?

Ashford Place, a community centre in NW London, established its 'De-caf' (Dementia Café) in early 2016 to support people living with dementia and their carers. They provide a relaxed setting with light refreshments and activities (including gentle exercises, music, dancing, singing, art classes, flower arranging, quizzes, and crosswords) and they invite special guests, such as a benefits advisor. Their De-Caf is one of Zurich Cares London's new multi-year funding partners.

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Your challenge is to work with the Ashford Place team to create a Sports Day in late June for over 55s, where marginalised and fitness-shy residents will take part in a series of fun games and exercises - a mini Cricklewood Olympics! Their clients are a mixture of people who are homeless, long-term unemployed, have poor mental health, mobility challenges and/or are elderly and socially isolated.  They will need lots of chairs, a marquee with plenty of water available, volunteers to support the participants to fully take part and first Aiders. The Sports Day will be followed by a nutritious lunch at Ashford Place, which the team could fundraise towards. 

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609  Bake off

Challenge group size: S

CLIC Sargent

What's the challenge?

When cancer strikes young lives CLIC Sargent helps families limit the damage cancer causes beyond their health. Cancer doesn’t discriminate. Today, 11 more children and young people will hear the devastating news that they have cancer. From diagnosis, CLIC Sargent’s specialist care teams will step in, ready to help, support and guide. They will provide a specialist package of support tailored to each young cancer patient and their family.

Cancer costs families on average an extra £600 per month. CLIC Sargent helps ease the financial burden through our ten Homes from Home located across the UK which is a free accommodation service located close to principal treatment. These homes enable families to stay together in a warm, homely environment and save on costs. The homes help provide families with stability and normality during the most challenging times of their lives.

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Your challenge is to run a baking day at CLIC Sargent’s Home from Home in London, Paul’s House. Volunteers will be required to bring their own recipes and food items and bake in Paul’s House kitchen. The baked goods will then be given to the families staying in the homes. 

The baking day can take place on one of the following dates in June:  5th, 12th, 19th, or 26th. 

Paul’s House can support up to 16 families at any one time who stay for varying lengths of time and all families staying there at the time of baking will benefit from these baked treats.  

610  Healthy Fare Fair

Challenge group size: F

Mind in Tower Hamlets & Newham

What's the challenge?

Mind, Tower Hamlets and Newham is a community health charity that exists to make sure anyone with a mental health or emotional issue has somewhere to turn for advice and support.

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Your challenge is to pull together a Health and Wellbeing Fair where Mind's clients can access free advice on how to manage nutrition, how to live an active and healthy lifestyle, as well as access advice and support on other issues.

Working with Mind and using their offices, the team would organise free physical and oral health checks;  information stalls on services and activities; workshops on mindfulness, meditation and healthy eating; healthy eating cooking demonstration;  and a free BBQ. 

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