We were delighted to support 13 projects working with local young people in the Gatwick £10K Giveaway with Hilton London Gatwick Airport and The Crawley Observer:
- Rockinghorse was awarded £650 for music and yoga sessions as part of the outpatient services they offer for local children in Sussex.
- Golden Lion Children’s Trust received £750 for cinema and music vouchers for the young people at their annual Christmas Party.
- 1st Turners Hill and Crawley Down Scout Group will use £900 to renew and upgrade its camping equipment, including tents, poles and fly sheets.
- YMCA Downslink Group DLG received £900 for equipment and resources in the large communal area at its shared house to make it a welcome environment for residents.
- Chestnut Tree House Children’s Hospice received £500 to fund one day of Community Nursing care.
- Springboard Project was awarded £900 to improve the social lives of teenagers with disabilities, increase their life skills and independence, and enhance family wellbeing and relationships.
- 1st Burstow Scout Group will use £600 to fit acoustic panels to upper walls in their meeting room.
- 172 (Hayward Heath) Squadron Air Training Corps received £1,000 to enable participation of cadets from low income families in musical activities and fitness.
- Girlguiding Sussex Central was awarded £700 to support their project building two houses and toilets for orphans.
- Crawley Down Youth Club at Glebe Centre will use £300 to purchase an Xbox One for the young people who use its services.
- The Avenues Community Association Charity was awarded £800 to support their employment and youth engagement work promoting the knowledge of anti-bullying and lowering anti-social behaviour.
- Autism Parent Empower received £1,000 for its anti-bullying campaign supporting young children in local schools.
- 7th Crawley Scout Group was awarded £800 for Android tablets and a camera for Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers to create montages and videos.
The Crawley Observer and Hilton London Gatwick Airport teamed up with the Foundation to help us to give away £10,000 to charities big and small throughout the local area. Local charities, schools and clubs that help children across the area were invited to apply for a share of £10,000.
The money was raised by our dedicated Foundation supporters at Hilton London Gatwick Airport to benefit young people in the local communities. The Giveaway was aimed at helping organisations who work hard to improve young lives, often with tight resources. With the help of the The Crawley Observer and the team at Hilton London Gatwick Airport, the Foundation supported 13 different projects working with local young people to transform their lives.
Now in their 11th year, the Giveaways have seen more than £270,000 donated to 277 different local organisations. Outdoor learning, arts and crafts materials, travel costs, sports equipment, specialist and crisis counselling, therapy and cancer care, refurbishments and resource packs have all be funded through Giveaways, enabling more than 55,782 young people to benefit directly.