Spear Islington Trust: Ride London 100

by Jonathan Horsford in London, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 31st May 2024 we successfully raised £10,712 ( + est. £947.75 Gift Aid ) with 128 supporters in 42 days

Sponsor our Ride London-Essex 100 riders and help more young people overcome challenges and get into sustainable employment

by Jonathan Horsford in London, England, United Kingdom

On 26 May, 10 courageous riders will be taking on a 100-mile bike ride through London and Essex to raise money for Spear Islington and the award-winning Spear Programme, which helps 16-24-year-olds facing barriers to work overcome the challenges they are facing to find and succeed in sustainable employment. 

Click the donate button to sponsor our riders - and don't forget to leave a message of support to help motivate them in their training! 

About the Spear Programme

🌟 Igniting a Vision of the Possible

Spear Islington is dedicated to empowering 16 to 24-year-olds, building their confidence and abilities for a successful future. Our Spear Programme, a highly interactive, year-long coaching initiative, transforms lives by facilitating sustainable employment and educational opportunities.

The initial programme runs for six weeks followed with a year of support for each participant to ensure long-term success.

 It offers young people in Islington and the local area the opportunity to challenge their mindset and improve their work readiness. It enables them to kick start their career and find long-term employment.

🔍 Did You Know?

  • We work with up to 100 young people annually, breaking barriers to employment.
  • 80% of Spear Islington participants are in sustainable employment or further education one year after completing the programme.
  • Spear Islington is funded entirely by the donations of generous supporters, so anything you can give makes a real difference. 

The majority of young people we work with are referred by one of our partners – local job centres, youth offending teams, social services, and other local council representatives. It costs £2,000 per person to support each young person through the initial 6 week programme and following 12 months of career support. Funds raised will help directly support the operational costs of this programme. 

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