Our donation to The AHOY Centre gives 1-2-1 support for vulnerable children

The Axis Foundation donated £3,750 to The AHOY Centre’s Time2Talk programme. Time2Talk provides 1-2-1 emotional and psychological support for vulnerable children. Many  come from chaotic home-lives, with little guidance. The 1-2-1 sessions improve teamwork, self-esteem and leaderships skills.

The AHOY Centre is based in Deptford, one of London’s most deprived areas. The charity enables disadvantaged and disabled young people to take part in water-based activities and train in life skills.

“On behalf of everyone at AHOY, thank you for believing in our work and helping us to continue to have a real positive impact on people’s lives.

“We have now added our mentoring “Time2Talk” services to all our main programmes. We will continue to embed this vital piece of support into all additional programmes.

“During the period of your grant, The Time2Talk programme was led by AHOY’s Lead Mentor and qualified Psychologist who worked with a team of qualified mentors. The mentors were also instructors on the activity programme. They provided emotional and psychological support to our vulnerable children whilst delivering “on the job” mentoring. And they could recognise any behavioural changes and react appropriately during sessions to support them”  – Danny O’Sullivan, Fundraising Manager

Lockdown update

During Lockdown Ahoy’s virtual hub gave members access to online sessions: cooking, nautical theory, drama and fitness. Ahoy also cooked and delivered over 1,600 hot meals for vulnerable families. And they provided Covid Capsule activity packs to keep members progressing and engaged.

“As parents of an adult with autism and a learning disability, Lockdown was extremely difficult for us as a family. We were very concerned about T’s mental health. All his activities stopped and his normal routines ended. So we were immensely grateful to the Ahoy for keeping in touch with the Sailability students and for all the effort that went into reopening the centre.”

More about Ahoy

The AHOY Centre invites you to grab your oars, running shoes or wheels and make your miles count in their #Rowvember Challenge.

And there’s more about #Rovemeber and AHOY here!