ABOUT US

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.

The Rose Bowl

Save the date – 2023 Auction and Gala Dinner

This year’s auction and gala dinner will be held on Monday 20th November 2023, at Frederick’s Restaurant, Camden Passage N1 8EG.

For further information and to book your tickets, please contact info@friendsoftherosebowl.org.uk

 

VOLUNTEERS AND SUPPORTERS

Friends of the Rose Bowl relies on the support of our neighbours, local businesses and community groups to fund the Rose Bowl Youth Centre.

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SYLVANA CALONI

FoRB TRUSTEE

``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.``

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PAUL O'DONNELL

FoRB TREASURER

``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.``

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SUSAN YOUNG

LOCAL BUSINESS OWNER

``City Academy is delighted to support the Friends of the Rose Bowl Charity. We believe in the power of developing life skills amongst people of all ages. However, we do recognise that it is particularly important to support young people. As a “neighbourhood” business we want to ensure that kids in Canonbury have fun and learn together.``

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PHILIP WALKER

CHAIR, THE CANONBURY SOCIETY

“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.``

RECENT POSTS

Keep up to date with the latest news and events from Friends of the Rose Bowl

Showcasing the Rose Bowl Youth Centre

Local business donors and community supporters were enchanted by Bre’s dance performance when they visited the centre on the 24th June 2024. She is an excellent role model for the younger users, who admire her

Supporters visit the Rose Bowl

We welcomed supporters to a rooftop reception and tour of the Rose Bowl Youth Centre on the 17th June 2024. It was an opportunity for our guests to hear from Oswin Baker, FORB Chair and

Community support for 2023 Auction and Dinner

The Friends of the Rose Bowl 22nd Annual Dinner and Auction was a huge success. Frederick’s was filled to capacity as members of our local community and their guests listened to the moving story shared

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