Our chosen charity of the year is Ignite Trust.
Since 2001, Ignite Trust has been working with young people in the Harrow area, providing a range of activities and targeted support for a diverse youth community. Based in Wealdstone and Rayners Lane, Ignite Trust runs a variety of projects including sports sessions and music workshops designed to engage and empower young people. The projects also include a number of specialised services, including support for young people affiliated with gangs and criminal activity, girls only provision for young females, and employment support.
They address anti-social behaviour and crime through early interventions to change behaviour and thinking, and by providing safe places to meet and enjoy positive activities, with the aim to create a cohesive community which promotes inclusion and instills young people with the confidence needed to make positive choices and transform their lives.
To find out more about Ignite Trust please visit the website http://www.ignitetrust.org.uk/