TSFT ‘Sponsored’ Winner of the Voice 2014

The SFT has been informed and is proud to say that the winner of the Voice 2014, Jermain Jackman, was one of the students we sponsored at the Anna Fiorentini Theatre and Film School.
For several years the SFT has been funding a group of students at Anna’s school. Jemain was the recipient of our funding and has now gone onto great things.

Please keep supporting us and the good causes we sponsor, download our monthly standing order form, BE A PART, PLAY A PART IN THEIR FUTURE.

http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/music/s154/the-voice-uk/news/a578890/the-voice-uk-winner-jermain-jackman-signs-deal-with-universal-music.html

Owen raises over £1500 for the trust!

A HUGE congratulations to Owen Griffith for running not one, but TWO Half Marathons in one month in support of the Stuart Feakins Trust (and raising over £1500 in the process). Owen completed the first leg of his journey in the Sheffield Half Marathon, before returning to Hackney to compete in the Hackney Half Marathon on 10 May.

Owen said, “Stuart was a dear friend who is deeply missed by us all, and the Trust continues the work that was so important to him.  He was an inspirational man who achieved great things for the young people of Hackney.”

We’d like to thank him for his amazing efforts. Please keep supporting us and the good causes we sponsor, download our monthly standing order form, BE A PART, PLAY A PART IN THEIR FUTURE.

Horse riding sessions for children

The Stuart Feakins Trust is proud to announce a donation to the Learning Trust to provide horse riding sessions  for children with special educational and complex needs. A total of 30 children from 6 different primary schools will visit Lee Valley Riding Centre in Leyton during the summer holidays where children will have the chance to take riding lessons over a period of 6 weeks. The Stuart Feakins Trust has funded these sessions in previous years and has had excellent feedback on the success of the sessions. It gives the children the chance to leave their routine environment and to experience a new activity. Our trustee Dorothy Feakins will be visiting a riding session over the summer and we look forward to updating you on the progress of the sessions.

 

Denia to Hackney cycle ride

On the 19th of September Andy, Simon, Daniel and Nick set out on their 2200km journey back to Hackney from Denia, Spain in Stuart’s memory.  They embarked on their incredible journey, experiencing some stunning scenery and quite a few ups and downs.

They arrived back to a packed out welcome home party at Pub on the Park in Hackney, where friends and family were waiting to congratulate them on their emotional journey. After some beers and tears, and a few speeches, exhaustion set in they were ready for a very long sleep.

Their ultimate goal was to raise money for The Stuart Feakins Trust and Great Ormand Street Hospital. Money is still coming in, so thank to everyone who donated, it will go a long way to carry on Stuart’s legacy of supporting disadvantaged young people.

If you missed their incredible journey you can still read their blog here

Andy plans an epic journey for his brother

Andy Feakins (Stuart’s brother) plans an EPIC and emotional journey……..
Himself, Simon Thurston and Daniel Cocklin are planning to ride from Denia (East Spain where Stuart passed away) to Hackney. This was the return journey that Stuart never made and they aim to raise significant sponsorship for the Stuart Feakins Trust. This is a 2200+ km journey including a trip over the French alps.

The journey will begin on Tuesday 20th September 2011 and will be arriving in Hackney on Sunday 2nd October 2011. There will also be an opportunity for fellow fundraisers to join the team and ride the Dover to Hackney (1 day, Sunday) leg or Paris to Hackney (3 days, Friday to Sunday). This will be a great challenge for those interested and a wonderful way to raise some money for The Stuart Feakins Trust.

If you are interested, get in touch and we’ll keep you posted with the upcoming details.

Annual General Meeting

On Friday 24th June The Stuart Feakins Trust held its second AGM at the Florence Pub in Islington.

This was an important moment to mark the Trust’s progress in fulfilling its vision of helping children and young people in and around Hackney to benefit from sports, arts and learning projects that they otherwise wouldn’t have access to.

During the evening the audience heard inspiring presentations from two of the organisations the Trust has supported.

John Larter from Hackney Primary Schools Football Association talked movingly about the impact on young people’s lives of being able to participate in the Jersey Festival of Football.

Nadia Hoque from the Hackney Learning Trust shared stories and photos from a six-week horse riding course for children with complex learning needs.

And in a charity raffle, AGM attendees won a bounty of DVDs kindly donated by Universal Pictures.

The AGM looked at forthcoming fundraising projects, including the sponsored cycle ride from Denia in Spain to Hackney lead by Andy Feakins (Stuart’s brother) and his friends Simon Thurston and Daniel Cocklin.

Interested in becoming a Trustee?

Would you, or somone you know be interested in becoming a Trustee for the Stuart Feakins Trust? It’s a chance to really make a difference to the lives of young people in London which was something that Stuart was so passionate about.
With the AGM less than a month away could you let me know asap. If you want to know more please contact me by email: steve.cunningham@capgemini.co.uk or phone: 07905 296627.