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Mayor of London gives seal of approval to L&Q One Goal

Tuesday 9th August 2016

The L&Q One Goal Programme has received a boost with an endorsement from Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London.

One Goal is the country’s biggest free holiday programme. It is delivered by Charlton Athletic Community Trust (CACT) in partnership with L&Q Housing and 8 other London clubs to provide sport and creative arts projects for young people across London.

Sadiq Khan, The Mayor of London, said: 

“London is world-renowned for its sport and culture.

As Mayor I’m committed to helping young people lead healthier, more active lifestyles, so I am really proud to see this successful partnership between some of the capital’s biggest football clubs and a valued housing partner continue for another year. 

I’m confident it will inspire even more young Londoners to get active and creative during their summer holidays.”

One Goal uses sports and creative arts to motivate young people to be physically active, make healthy lifestyle choices and enjoy creative pursuits during the school holidays.

Last year, One Goal engaged over 8,000 young people across London aged 5-21.

This year, the programme will be providing free snacks and drinks to all attendees to help combat holiday hunger and move London towards its aim of becoming a ‘Zero Hunger City’.

Research by London Food Link has shown, in the absence of free-school meals and breakfast clubs, that as many as half a million young people in London may struggle for food over school holidays.

The food for the One Goal Programme this year is being provided by the charity HIS Church and Kellogg’s thanks to sponsorship from the L&Q Foundation.

Sean Daly, Head of Football and Sports Development at Charlton Athletic Community Trust, said:

“We are very excited to be bringing together a second year of this holiday programme for thousands of young people this summer. Investment in grassroots sport and the creative arts is crucial. L&Q’s investment and the delivery expertise of all involved will ensure that the programme is another massive success this year.”

Matthew Corbett, Assistant Director Community Investment for L&Q, said:

“One Goal provides positive and fun activities to engage young people and support parents outside of term-time, which is particularly important over these long summer holidays. One Goal is part of L&Q’s mission to create great communities and places where people want to live.”

For more information on venues and times and to register for the free programmes, please click here>>