West London Action for Children celebrate 100 years

West London Action for Children celebrate 100 years

Centenary 1917-2017: How you can help this historic children’s charity celebrate 100 years of fund-raising and its vital support for local families

West London Action for Children, a charity founded back in 1917, offers therapy and counselling for children in need and their families, in the London boroughs of Hammersmith & Fulham and Kensington & Chelsea. They are client-led and solution focused.

Teams use tried and tested therapeutic methods based on cutting edge research and practice, which has allowed WLAC to remain successful and as supportive for 100 years.

To mark this achievement WLAC want to celebrate 100 years of delivering positive change with local families and use this milestone to deliver a major push in marketing the charity and raising awareness of their work. The aim is to broaden the local support base and fundraise £100,000 to extend services.

WLAC will be looking back and celebrating the work they have done and the achievements clients have made over the past 100 years.

Raise awareness
WLAC will be raising
awareness about mental health issues and their work to support local children and their families and to broaden the support base.

WLAC are seeking to raise £100,000 to extend services; one of these is Mighty Me, which has been running for 10 years. The plan is to introduce Mighty Me to six more local schools. Volunteers have lots of exciting ideas for the Centenary. Please join in and get involved!

Online auction
WLAC members are inviting donations of a range of items to be auctioned online to raise funds. If you or your business have something new or interesting you can donate please contact team@wlac.org.uk. WLAC also need help sourcing donations from local businesses.

Set yourself a ‘100 Challenge’
WLAC are inviting you to set yourself a ‘100 challenge’ and secure sponsorship from friends and family in aid of West London Action for Children. Ever wanted to cycle 100 miles? Or learn 100 words in a new language? Or perform 100 sit-ups? You can use an online sponsorship site such as www.virginmoneygiving.com. Please contact sam@wlac.org.uk if you would like any help with this.

Centenary Bunting
WLAC have already started making centenary bunting – and are trying to set a new World Record. Please join in the fun!

‘Go Orange’ Day!
WLAC are planning this for October 10, 2017 to coincide with World Mental Health Day. WLAC will be encouraging people to wear something orange in support. If your school, church, business or club would like to get
involved, please get in touch.

300 Bridges Challenge and Tennis Tournament
The charity is organising a virtual fun run, covering the course of the Three Bridges Run 100 times during May and June. Runners and walkers will sign up for a lap (or more!) and post to social media when they have done it. To celebrate the efforts of all those taking part, a tennis tournment and picnic will be held on July 2 in Ravenscourt Park.

For more details of any of the above events please
contact team@wlac.org.uk

You can learn more about West London Action for
Children’s long history on their website, see below.

West London Action for Children
020 7352 1155
15 Gertrude Street
London SW10 0JN

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