Canonbury and the Borough of Islington have among the highest rates of child poverty and deprivation in the UK. Such conditions raise the risk of social exclusion, gang crime, school absence and teenage pregnancy.
Friends of the Rose Bowl is a local charity run by a Board of of volunteer Trustees. We care about our community and the standard of living and opportunities available to its young people. We aim to make a real difference to their lives, which benefits us all.
We financially support the Rose Bowl Youth Centre, on the edge of the New River Green Estate in N1. Together with our partners, Isledon and Islington Council, the Youth Centre provides a variety of programmes and services to tackle social exclusion through education, play, sports, arts and music. The young people gain self confidence, a sense of achievement and respect.
Friends of the Rose Bowl relies on the support of our neighbours, local businesses and community groups to fund the Rose Bowl Youth Centre.
``To get ahead in life children need a safe place to explore and learn, engage in fun activities, be challenged and receive support and advice. We are committed to raising awareness and the funds to maintain the Rose Bowl Youth Centre so it can create a sense of belonging and provide valuable services.``
``The Rose Bowl Youth Centre gives kids the chance to acquire valuable life skills while having fun and learning the ``give and take`` that makes a community. The Friends of the Rose Bowl charity is integral to the energy and finances necessary for its life and success.``
``Canonbury is made up of a rich diversity of people and when people care about each other it builds a stronger sense of community. Engaging young people in purposeful activity is a benefit to us all and getting involved is one way of ensuring that Canonbury is a place where people want to live, work and play.``
“One of our aims is to create social cohesion in Canonbury through meaningful relationships with local organisations. We support the Friends of the Rose Bowl and a number of local charities in tackling issues of social exclusion of young people through innovative, targeted and effective programmes to develop a sense of personal worth.``
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