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A special thank you for the Proms at St Jude's

Published: 3 Jul 2013


Proms at St Jude’s is a community festival of music and culture taking place each June in Hampstead Garden Suburb. The festival, which returned for its 21st season in the June 2013, is one of London’s top music and culture festival and has been a long lasting supporter of Toynbee Hall’s Aspire project.

Organised by dedicated volunteers, the Proms gives its entire surplus to charity. Three pounds in four go to support young people in local schools to build their confidence and communications skills - and it really does make a difference.

Two young graduates of the Aspire project - who now work with us through Inspire - spoke to the Proms audience last week about their experience and what the project means to them. You can watch Shorif and Shihab's fantastic speech on You Tube.

Amira Mohamed Raouf, Aspire project coordinator says: "We have been working with Shorif and Shihab for two years on the Aspire and Inspire projects. This is the first time that either of these young men have given a speech to such a large audience. Before starting with the Aspire project they wouldn’t have dreamed they could be so articulate and present so well. The Aspire team at Toynbee Hall are extremely proud of their achievements, well done."

We would like to thank the Proms at St Jude's, their volunteers and their sponsors for raising vital funds for Toynbee Hall again this year.