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Proms at St Jude's donate £37,500 to support young people

Published: 16 Oct 2017

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Toynbee Hall was thrilled to receive a £37,500 donation from Proms at St Jude’s at a celebratory event on the 2nd October. This follows the successful silver jubilee of their annual Music and Literary Festival, where a total of £50,000 was raised for Toynbee Hall and North London Hospice. 

Richard Clegg, chairman Proms at St Jude’s said “We had such fun in our Silver Jubilee year but what drives us all is the ethos of raising money for charity.  I am thrilled to say that over the past 18 years, we have given over £650,000 to Toynbee Hall.”

This donation helps to deliver innovative youth services. Over 130 thirteen year olds have graduated from its Make it! programme since 2014. From November, the project will run in six schools across the London Boroughs of Tower Hamlets, Newham, and for the first time it its history, Camden. 72 young people will receive intense support this year to help them raise their aspirations and build their confidence.

Jim Minton, our new Chief Executive said “What a great way to start my new job at Toynbee Hall. This £37,500 will enable more young people from London to build their confidence and change lives for the better. We are grateful for the constant support we have received from Proms at St Jude’s.  It’s good to know that our link with Henrietta Barnett and North London remains as strong as ever.”

To find out more about the Make it! project, click here.

Proms at St Jude’s will return in 2018 and run from Saturday, 23 June to Sunday, 1 July. Visit their website to get the latest updates. 

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