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Proms at St Jude's supports Make it!

Published: 9 Jul 2015


Last week the Proms at St Jude's festival of music and culture took place in Hampstead Garden Suburb.

Now in its 23rd year, the Proms is a family friendly community festival offering daily concerts from national and internationally renowned artists, free lunchtime recitals, a literary festival and heritage walks.

The festival is a significant and long-term supporter of Toynbee Hall’s flagship youth programme Make it!, an in-school programme combining extensive one-to-one mentoring with group work lasting nine months. Make It! helps young people to become more confident, improve their wellbeing and increase their engagement with education.

Last year, Proms at St Jude’s raised £45,000 in support of Make it! which has transformed the lives of many young people in Tower Hamlets. This year's amount is still being totted up but with £3 in every £4 going towards Make it! it's set to change the lives of even more young people.

Chief Executive & Trustee Proms at St Jude's, Susie Gregson MBE, said: "We are delighted to support Toynbee Hall and their vital work lifting young people in the East End out of poverty. Each year we give 75% of our profits to Toynbee Hall so that they can continue to unlock the potential of young people living in Tower Hamlets.”

Chris Triggs, Director of Income at Toynbee Hall, said: "We would like to thank the Proms at St Jude's, their volunteers and their sponsors for raising crucial funds for Toynbee Hall again this year. The money raised will make a huge difference to lives of the new group of young people joining our youth programmes this September.”

Jane was referred to Make it! she was withdrawn at school and was experiencing low self esteem. Read Jane’s story

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