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Stuart Feakins Trust supports Fairbeats music learning projects for young refugees

The Stuart Feakins Trust is excited to be supporting Fairbeats, a group which provides music making opportunities for young refugees and asylum seekers to support literacy and numeracy classes.

The term time Saturday club, the Rainbow Club, offers learning and support for English and Maths. The music sessions provided by Faibeats affords young refugees a creative way to engage in learning and will provide them with essential life skills and confidence. In a safe and secure environment they have the opportunity to express themselves and have fun.

The Stuart Feakins Trust will be funding one term of the Rainbow Club, providing trained and skilled music leaders for creative group sessions, one-to-one support and performances.

“The project is a powerful tool for social integration and community cohesion, which is a long –term legacy we seek to strengthen”, Jennifer Raven, Fairbeats Co-founder

To find out more about Fairbeats, visit their website: www.fairbeats.co.uk


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Horse riding sessions for children with special educational and complex needs

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


Nick Tyson joins the team

Nick Tyson, guitarist in the band Gentleman’s Dub Club and member of the same cycling club as Andy, is joining the boys on their epic ride. This is amazing news and the SFT is incredibly grateful to him.

If you’re unfamiliar with this fantastic band check their website out here