GLL have supported a broad mix of projects to successfully reach their fundraising target, focused around the theme of health and activity.
These include the Hackney Cup for Health – a large scale community football tournament to promote health and inclusiveness delivered in partnership with Hackney Wick F.C at Mabley Green. Local football teams played in competitions throughout the day which included young people, women’s teams as well as veterans and those with disabilities. Local businesses showed support with free food and drinks and over 500 people attended on the day. The club aims to grow football within Hackney by targeting hard to reach groups and vulnerable communities with improved integration into mainstream society. Future aspirations are to form a professional community owned club to improved health and well-being for the local people.
Another example is Scooter Park – a unique scooter park in which young children can ride and play on their scooters in a safe and attractive environment – both in the school day and also at the weekends.