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Keep active and support vulnerable young people

Young Barnet Foundation launch a fundraising campaign to support vulnerable young adults

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Children from Living Way Ministries in Grahame Park get the chance to enjoy the outdoors during Lockdown

Young Barnet Foundation is a member-led organisation set up to help grow local activities and opportunities for children and young people across the London Borough of Barnet.

We’ve launched #KeepActive4Barnet, a fundraising campaign raising funds to support our most vulnerable young people.

Covid-19 has had a lasting impact on young people. 43% of young people in Barnet feel their long-term mental health and wellbeing has been affected and that 38% feel less secure than before the pandemic.

 Back in May 2020, Barnet Children’s Service conducted an online survey where they found that over half of the children in Barnet were doing less physical activity than before lockdown, this percentage is likely to have risen since then.

Young Barnet is leading the charge to address this with #KeepActive4Barnet, a campaign giving young people and their families the opportunity to get active and raise money at the same time.

 Some ideas include committing to going for a walk, run or cycle every day for a month, travelling the equivalent length of Barnet which is nine miles (or 19,000 steps) from the Battle of Barnet monument in the North to Cricklewood station in the South, completing the number of steps equivalent to the population of Barnet – 402,000 or, perhaps, a swimathon, danceathon, marathon, fitness class, sports tournament, even a catch-a-ball-athon!

Fundraising for us can be as simple or as elaborate as you like. Whether you raise £5, £50 or £500, every penny will help us to support the children and young people of Barnet.

 We must unite as one community to create change for the children and young people of Barnet by keeping active, raising money and having fun!

 Why not get your family, friends and colleagues doing something active to raise money?

 You could enter an active challenge event (like a run or cycle) and nominate Young Barnet Foundation as your chosen charity. Or even join us on one of the limited challenge events that we have organised for our staff and partners.

 Let’s work together to make our children and young people feel happier, fitter, healthier and safer, aiding their bounceback into post-lockdown life.

All the funds raised will support Young Barnet Foundation’s work to invest in children and young people, ensuring that they have opportunities for fun, growth, connection, success and celebration - helping today’s children become tomorrow’s confident, successful adults.



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