About this cause
Turning Tides provides free weekly activities for disadvantaged children, aged 8-13, living in central Southend. We give children a safe place to build their confidence, improve their wellbeing and mental health, and educate them about hidden harms. The children are encouraged to take part in a variety of activities, including sports, arts and crafts, and projects which support their local community.
How this cause brings people in the community together
Covid-19 has made us review how and where we run our club sessions, and the number of children we can safely have at each one. The project would enable us to provide more fun and creative activities outdoors. We would run six club sessions a week, rather than three, to make sure that the 60 children we currently support can safely continue to access their clubs in safety.