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More than £800 raised in charity donations by Newham residents for mentoring charity

24 October 2019 in Mayor and Young people
Newham residents have raised £845.96 for the Mayor of Newham’s chosen charity, Young Star Mentoring, a charity which coaches young people who have had difficulties both personally and socially.
From left to right, Rokhsana Fiaz, Cllr Sarah Ruiz, Tony Lemboye and Steve Chaplin, Newham Council service manager
The money was raised over two nights at this year’s Under the Stars musical extravaganza through generous donations. 

Young Star Mentoring works by guiding young people through a training program of personal development, teaching them to be part of a team, encouraging discipline, respect and a deeper sense of community. This work is done through physical fitness, adventurous training and hiking expeditions in the UK and abroad to places such as Snowdonia, Brecon Beacons and the Camino De Santiago in Northern Spain. For the past two years, the charity has been working with care leavers from Newham. 

The Mayor of Newham Rokhsana Fiaz and Councillor Sarah Ruiz, Cabinet Member for Children’s Social Care presented the cheque for £845.96 to Tony Lemboye, CEO of Young Star Mentoring. 

Mayor Fiaz said: “I would like to thank all those residents who provided generous donations to support the work of Young Star Mentoring. The charity has made a real difference to many young people in Newham who have experienced difficulties in their lives. They have benefitted from incredible experiences and learnt valuable skills which they have described as life-changing, trekking across areas of such outstanding beauty like the Lake District and the famous Camino De Santiago. 

“We will continue to support them at future events including our upcoming Fireworks Night on Saturday 2 November. I look forward to hearing from even more young people about their experiences and adventures with the charity.”

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