Celebration of Uptown Youth Services Receiving their Charity Status

Uptown Youth Services

MERTON MAYOR PRESENTATION

WEDNESDAY 28TH March 2018

Celebration of Uptown Youth Services Receiving their Charity Status

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MATHS sessions PARTICIPANTS AWARDS CEREMONY

UPTOWN YOUTH SERVICES are delighted to let you know that The Mayor of Merton, Councillor Marsie Skeete, accompanied by one of her elected Consorts attended UPTOWN YOUTH SERVICES at High Path Community Centre, 63 High Path, South Wimbledon SW19 2JY,on Wednesday 28th March 2018, to congratulate UPTOWN YOUTH SERVICES on receiving it’s Charity Status on 13th November 2017.

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UPTOWN YOUTH SERVICES were successful in receiving funding by The Wimbledon Foundation, Community Fund to deliver Maths support sessions after school, on Wednesdays, targeting young people from the east of the borough. The Maths sessions were led by Julie Craddock, who is one of UPTOWN YOUTH SERVICES’ Trustees and Partner with Merton Abbey School and Ricards Lodge.

The young people who attend the Maths sessions go to UPTOWN Youth Club in South Wimbledon and attend various schools in Merton and out of borough. Merton Abbey Primary School, yr6, Ricards Lodge, St Mark’s Academy, Harris Academy Merton, Harris Academy Morden, Rutlish, Cricket Green, Raynes Park High, Ernest Bevin, and Greenshaw, yr 7, 8 and 9.

Merton Abbey Primary School and Ricards Lodge School worked in partnership with UPTOWN Youth Services to target additional young people to access and benefit their young people.

Each young person was awarded participation certificates from the Mayor of Merton, Councillor Marsie Skeete,

UPTOWN YOUTH SERVICES WOULD LIKE TO THANK WIMBLEDON FOUNDATION COMMUNITY FUND, RICARDS LODGE AND MERTON ABBEY SCHOOL FOR WORKING IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THIS PROGRAM TO BENEFIT THE LEARNING OUTCOMES FOR THIER YOUNG PEOPLE.

Attendees:

The Mayor of Merton, Councillor Marsie Skeete Young people, Parents, Head Teachers - Michael Bradley – Head Teacher - Merton Abbey Primary School, Andrew Knox, Deputy Head teacher - Merton Abbey Primary School,

Wai Chan, Grants & Community Officer Wimbledon Foundation, Andy Ottoway-Searle – Head of Direct Provision and Duncan Badenoch – Centre Manager – High Path has supported UPTOWN services based at High Path Community Centre and worked in partnership with them for over 17 years and has seen uptown services develop in Merton for young people,

John Horwood - Neighbourhood Investment Officer (London South), Clarion Futures Communities, who has commissioned UPTOWN YOUTH CLUB programs – High Path and UPTOWN YOUTH SERVICES TRUSTEES - Lisa Conway- Hughes, Julie Craddock, Marie Rhys-Evans, Margherita Razza, Clair Bradley, Anna Jakobsen, Toni Simpson, Joan Simms – CEO

UPTOWN YOUTH SERVICES were also successful in being awarded funding from Wimbledon Foundation, GET Fit – Get Active funding to deliver weekly Healthy Body Healthy Mind sessions for young people delivered within their Youth Club sessions.

Joan Simms

Chief Executive Officer

UPTOWN YOUTH SERVICES

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