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8.30 Coach journey to The Oval Cricket Ground (Kia Oval)

Location: The historical Oval Cricket Ground in Kennington, South London has been used for cricket matches since 1845 and hosts 25.500 spectators. It also hosted the first international matches and the first FA Cup Final in football.

9.00 Chance to Shine – aiming to give all children the opportunity to play, learn and develop through cricket (www.chancetoshine.org)

Chance to Shine Street Cricket – bringing cricket to the most deprived areas

Location: The historical Oval Cricket Ground in Kennington

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Chance to Shine believes that cricket helps children build reliance, teamwork and respect. In 2018, 533,217 children experienced cricket coaching and competitions through Chance to Shine in 4,816 state schools – that’s one in every five primary, one in every three secondary and one in every five special schools in England and Wales. 84% of the school kids said that they had fun when playing cricket. The charity also runs Chance to Shine Street which is a counter for a lack of accessible clubs and green spaces in inner-city areas and aims to make cricket accessible to young people throughout the country. Street cricket offers a different way into the sport, with 87% of players not being part of a traditional cricket club when they joined the sessions. The programme is also developing leaders. 34% of coaches that lead established Chance to Shine Street projects were previously participants or volunteers. Having coaches that come from similar backgrounds is incredibly inspiring for the young cricketers and 85% of participants said “I look up to my coach”, whilst 91% said, “My coach inspires to do my best”.

11.00 Black Prince Community Trust – working in partnership to deliver sessions and programmes for the community (http://blackprincetrust.org.uk)

Black Prince Community Trust – bringing the community together through sport

Location: The historical Oval Cricket Ground in Kennington

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The Black Prince Community Trust is a not-for-profit charity whose primary purpose is to manage and develop the Black Prince Community Hub Lambeth, South London. It stands as an inter-generational community hub that hosts sports sessions, mentoring and employment schemes for hundreds of local people. They host commercial partners, such as PowerLeague football which sit alongside bespoke community charity organisations such as Fight4Change, Street Games, Centrepoint, School of Hard Knocks, Vi-ability – Change Foundation, as well as the Ethelred Tenant Management Organisation, who provide a direct link to the local community. They focus on six key points: Social inclusion, Youth intervention, Health and wellbeing, Mental health, Employability and Female engagement.

13.00 Lunch at Burgess Sport

Location: Theatre Deli, Wells Way, Burgess Park, Southwark

14.00 Burgess Sport – changing people’s lives through sport around Burgess Park
(www.burgesssports.org)

Burgess Sport – changing people’s lives through sport around Burgess Park

Location: Theatre Deli, Wells Way, Burgess Park, Southwark

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The mission at Burgess Sport is to provide everyone living around Burgess Park located in a very diverse part of London with a unique opportunity to develop leadership, organisational and physical management skills in a fun and safe supportive learning environment in which participants can build a sense of community. The vision is to provide high quality sports and recreational activities for the local community at an affordable cost so that we can get more of our residents more active more often to improve their quality of life in terms of mental, physical and emotional development, as well as having a positive impact on the social and community development of the area.

15.00 Access Sport – helping children to access sport (www.accesssport.org.uk)

Access Sport – helping children to access sport 

Location: Theatre Deli, Wells Way, Burgess Park, Southwark

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Access Sport is a charity meeting the urgent need to improve children and young people’s health and wellbeing, working solely with young people in deprived communities and with a strong emphasis on young disabled people. Access believe that sport can be an incredibly powerful way to transform the lives not only of deprived young people but also their families and surrounding communities. And yet, despite this, the most deprived communities are very often those most lacking in accessible sporting facilities. Every child should have access to the developmental and health benefits of sport and every community should have a thriving, inclusive and sustainable offer. Access Sport develop community sports clubs, equipping local people to provide transformational development opportunities for children and young people, irrespective of their background or ability. They build, equip and up-skill local sports clubs and turn them into thriving local facilities, connected into other local partners such as schools, disabled people’s organisations and other local charities – all working together to deliver real change and opportunity for local young people. They train and support volunteer sports coaches and club leaders in a range of vital skills such as establishing new sessions to attract more deprived and disabled young people, building personal development pathways for participants towards education or employment and building the financial sustainability of the club so it can grow and serve more local young people for years to come. .

 18.30 GoodGym – doing good while you are getting fit (www.goodgym.org)

Doing good while you are getting fit 

Location: Meet up with GoodGym runners in Southwark (near the HQ Hotel)

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Good Gym are a community of runners that combine getting fit with doing good. They stop off on their runs to do physical tasks for community organisations and to support isolated older people with social visits and one-off tasks they can’t do on their own. It’s a great way to get fit, meet new people and do some good. As long as you’re up for getting sweaty, everyone’s welcome. Their work has three strands: To help out older people with one-off practical tasks that they are no longer able to do on their own. Missions give us a reason to run different routes and make a big impact on someone’s life too. To run regularly to see an isolated older person .Over a million older people in the UK are always or often lonely, some go for months without seeing friends or family. Visiting an older person as part of your weekly run can make a huge difference in their life To run in a group to work on community projects Every week the runners work out by helping local community projects and run back all within 90 minutes, that includes run to plant trees for the local park or run to shift earth for a community gardening project. You can either run with some of the GoodGym runners or walk and observe their great work

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 20.30 Dinner

Location: Location to be confirmed