April - Oct 2017
‘Thank You’ to Old Emanuel Rugby Club in New Malden - they held an U13 Friendly Floodlights Rugby Evening recently with clubs attending from Old Emanuel RFC, Old Ruts, London Irish Amateurs, Old Wimbledonians and Kings & Old Cranleighans. Donations were in aid of The Lunchbowl Network and £200 was raised (which will provide 600 dinners). It was a cold but fun evening and everyone enjoyed it!
Thank you for the underwear and tights.
Thank you to the following schools who collected tights and underwear this Christmas for the children at the kindergarten.
Cranmer School & Merton Park School, Merton. All Saints Hammersmith & Fulham, St Mary's Tetbury, Queens Crescent Primary, Sherston Primary, Tiggers Nursery, Filkins Nursery, Old Station Rd Faringdon Nursery.
The Sterry Family Foundation for their £2,000 grant.
SMB Charitable Trust for their £1,500 grant.
The Herrod Foundation for their £9,000 grant to provide a kindergarten education (inc food, uniform, ballet and music lessons, pastoral care and basic healthcare) for a class of 30 for a year.
The Brother's Trust for their £16,000 grant to build our second kindergarten.
The Souter Charitable Trust for their £9,000 grant which will provide a kindergarten education (including food, uniform, pastoral care and basic healthcare) to a class of 30 children for a whole year!
The Allan and Nesta Ferguson Charitable Trust for £10,000 grant providing funding for the kindergarten.
The Sir Derek Greenaway Foundation for their £100 grant
We are SO grateful for your generous support.
Royal Parks Half Marathon
Well done to team Lunchbowl who all succesfully completed the Royal Parks Half Marathon in October. Thank you for your huge effort!! It did actually look like you were enoying it.
London 10K 2017
Well done to Heike for once again organising the teams for the 10K. Superb work team and still smiling at the end Thank you for all your effort.
Charity Walk for Peace
Well done to team Lunchbowl who walked the 5Km walk for peace in London raising £4000 for Lunchbowl. Find out more about Charity Walk for Peace here.
Tom Holland Meets Joel Kioko
Watch the video to see what happened when our Lunchbowl ambassador Tom Holland (Aka Spiderman) met with Joel Kioko in April. Joel who teaches ballet at our kindergarten is from Kuwinda Slum, Nairobi and was over in London to attend the English National Ballet and Central School of Ballet entrance exams.
Thank you to Jesus College Cambridge
We have received £1837.05 from Jesus college Cambridge in April 2017 towards funding for our Angel Kindergarten as part of their Sub-Saharan African Fund. Thank you to Alex Berry president for Jesus SAFE and all those who were responsible for the award, it us very well received and already being put to valuable use.