For every package sold for our hospitality at Wimbledon in 2019, Keith Prowse has contributed £5 to the Wimbledon Foundation.
Established in 2013, it is the charity of The All England Lawn Tennis Club and The Championships. Their vision is of healthy, caring and thriving communities with a mission to use the resources and heritage of Wimbledon to help change people’s lives.
Here are some examples of how contributions from guests who attended Wimbledon 2019 are making a difference.
Regenerate works with young people and families in Roehampton and estates across London, helping transform lives and communities from the inside out. Get Focused is Regenerate’s Mentoring programme for young people aged 11-18 who are facing challenges in life and want to focus on their personal development. They work with local schools and the community to match them with a mentor trained to support and guide them so they can increase in self confidence, create goals and improve their skills.Get Focused provides opportunities for one-to-one mentoring and group mentoring to help young people create personal development plans and support them in reaching their goals and aspirations.
‘Thank you so much to the Wimbledon Foundation. It will have such an impact on what we can do.’
Andy Smith, CEO Regenerate
CARAS (Community Action for Refugees and Asylum Seekers)
CARAS is a community outreach charity which supports people of refugee and asylum-seeking background who live in south-west London.
Their project will provide tailored support for refugees and asylum seekers who are in care or are care leavers, including financial literacy, mental health and well-being support and routes to employment.
Noor arrived alone in the UK when he was just 15. ‘The hardest challenges were not being able to speak English and not having any friends. CARAS feels like my home and I like seeing new faces and my friends there.’ Noor volunteers as a local football coach and helps organise activities as Youth Council member.
MertonVision provides support and services to blind and partially sighted people in Merton.
The outreach service will engage younger people of working age who have lost their sight by providing 1:1 advice to identify individual needs and supporting individuals to access coaching, counselling, life and employment skills, mobility support, specialist IT equipment and social groups.
Chloe Smith, Working Age Outreach Worker, supports young people with visual impairments to overcome any challenges they may face, such as isolation, keeping active, finding employment or making friends within their community. Chloe is blind herself and can share her experiences as a young working professional.
‘With the right kind of support, anything is possible’
Chloe Smith, Working Age Outreach Worker, MertonVision