The Big Climb Challenge


5 days to go and we need your help… The Salmon Youth Centre have been selected for The Childhood Trust ‘Champions for Children’ campaign. This is a unique opportunity where donations that are made through the BIG GIVE platform are DOUBLED. We have just one week to raise £10k to receive the match funding with the campaign closing on the 21st June 2022. Please be quick!

Last night young people, staff and supporters completed the “Big Climb Challenge” climbing the height of the shard – a whopping 310m on our outside climbing wall that spans the height of the building from the 2nd-7thfloor. On what was an incredibly hot day the young people persevered, overcame their fears and climbed to the top of the climbing wall 27 times, completing the challenge and climbing higher than the height of the Shard. Many young people completed the climb more than once with Sam (17 yrs old) climbing the wall 5 times, an extraordinary effort.

We want to call on all our supporters, parents, and young people to help amplify our campaign. We have a huge challenge of raising 10k in a week and we can’t do it without your help.

We need you and this is how you can help:

  1. Donate to our BIG GIVE platform Helping Children in North Southwark to Thrive (
  2. Share message with your network – As you have been great supporter to our teams and young people, we would really appreciate your support in amplifying our campaign by forwarding this email to your networks. Please do not feel obliged to share on your social media, but if you would like to, please let us know as we can send your series of posts to publish leading up to the event.
  3. Repost: Please follow us on InstagramTwitterLinkedInFacebook and reshare our posts throughout the week.

This year, we have provided 3500 meals, 500 hours of homework support and 350 hours of counselling. With your support we can continue to meet our promise to give a free dinner for every young person, we can continue providing homework support, professional counselling for those who need support with their mental health as well as all the fantastic sports and arts activities.


Jamie Anglesea

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