Gumley House students win £1,000 for Safer London

We are absolutely delighted that students from Gumley House Convent School competed in the First Give competition and won the top prize, which is a £1,000 donation to Safer London.

Above: young women from Gumley House Convent School with Sue Sampson, Councillor for Hounslow (left) and Daanish Saeed, Deputy Mayor of Hounslow (right)

We are absolutely delighted that students from Gumley House Convent School competed in the First Give competition and won the top prize, which is a £1,000 donation to Safer London.

First Give is a programme that allows students to identify social issues in their area, and engage with local charities that address them. The students then have the opportunity to compete for grant money, by giving a presentation about their chosen charity. A group of five young women from Gumley House delivered a presentation about Safer London on Wednesday 8 February, and their passion and drive for us and our work meant they were able to get the top prize.

Our Chief Executive, Claire Hubberstey said:

“First Give is brilliant because it empowers young people to speak up and be heard about the causes they are passionate about. The fact that students from Gumley House chose Safer London for their presentation is a bonus – charities always struggle to bring in enough funding. To receive this gift from local young people shows that we must be doing something right, and £1,000 will go a long way.”

Every person here at Safer London wants to say a massive thank you to the students at Gumley House for choosing to support us.

You can find out more about First Give on their website, or if you’re inspired and want to fundraise for us, drop us an email to get started.