Purley Youth Project
Activity trips for disadvantaged children
Purley Youth Project is a community kids club for children aged 7-12, many of whom are underprivileged or disabled. The club supports over 100 children on a weekly basis, helping them to develop their social and personal skills through programmes that are fun and challenging.
The youth project regularly organises exciting residential trips, treating disadvantaged children to activities such as rock climbing, assault courses, nature trails and more. For some children, these trips are their only opportunity to experience somewhere outside of the area in which they live. Therefore, the excursions broaden their horizons and help them to become more balanced individuals. More importantly, they provide lots of fun!
The Axis Foundation’s donation of £2,000 paid for 40 children to be taken on a three-day residential trip to Kingswood Activity Centre in Ashford. Children benefitted from a rewarding educational programme and took part in thrilling outdoor activities such as zip-wiring and archery.
“I’d like to thank the Axis Foundation, who enabled this residential trip to take place. As well as a great experience for the children, they learnt important lessons in team work and made new friends. They literally haven’t stopped talking about their trip” – David Garfield, Junior Team Leader
Over the years, the Axis Foundation has donated a total of £3,863 towards three residential trips for Purley Youth Project. This has benefitted over 100 disadvantaged children. On top of the trip to Kingswood Centre, we contributed towards two group excursions to Downe Activity Centre in Kent.
Nine-year-old Matthew sent a letter of thanks to the Foundation: “I was so lucky to go to Downe Activity Centre; I had the best time I’ve ever had. Thank you, Axis.”