Last year WBG raised £1,000 for outgoing chairman Bob Morgan’s chosen charity – Uprising. On Wednesday Bob was delighted to present the cheque to Uprising CEO Andy Richardson and Youth Co-ordinator Lisa Bloomsar. In addition to receiving the cheque, Andy also gave us an update on the activities at Uprising.
One programme, Aspire, continues to grow. At the start of last year Aspire looked to help secondary-age kids re-engage with the education system in some fashion, with a goal of sitting exams (something many dis-engaged kids avoid). Today Aspire has extended to include younger secondary school kids, and is now starting to work with year 5 & 6 primary-age kids too.
Another programme, The Metanoia Project, continue to deliver talks and seminars to kids involved in knife crime and dealing drugs, looking to both educate those who may be in danger of engaging in those areas, or providing a route out for those who have fallen into a life of crime.
Uprising Youth and Community is a growing charity based in Ashford, Kent that aims to support young people and communities facing significant challenges, achieve improvements in life, resulting in personal and community transformation.