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.