People’s Postcode Lottery Ambassador Fiona Phillips visited Harris Academy in Peckham to learn more about the amazing work our coaches do with young people. To date, players of the People’s Postcode Lottery have raised over £1.7 million for Greenhouse Sports.
Fiona watched pupils from Harris Academy take part in one of their frequent basketball sessions, led by head coach, Jago Streete-Campbell – even taking part in training herself! The students told Fiona that being active and involved in sport had boosted their confidence and encouraged them to work hard and stay out of trouble.
Fiona said, “The work that Greenhouse Sports coaches like Jago do in schools around London makes a huge difference to young people’s lives. I saw first-hand how much fun the kids had playing basketball, but also how participating in sports helps them spend their time after school productively. It’s fantastic that support from players of People’s Postcode Lottery is helping fund these important school programmes.”
John Herriman, Chief Executive at Greenhouse Sports said, “The long-term support from players of People’s Postcode Lottery over the last four years has been invaluable to Greenhouse Sports and our coaches. Their deep commitment has had a transformative effect on the charity and the lives of the young people we work with. Fiona got to experience this first-hand and could see how young people can achieve amazing things when they are given great opportunities.”
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