When choosing our charity partners, we wanted to find causes that resonated with us. We found just that with these two partners.
We both know the importance of sports, not just for physical health, but also mental health.
Sports at a young age builds a great foundation for adult life: team work, dedication, prioritisation and resilience.
LYR was founded by Jim Downing in 2004 in the hope that young people across London would have access to an otherwise traditionally niche sport and in turn help the rowing community become a more diverse, more inclusive environment.Originally named, ‘Row East London’, their first employee was hired in 2005.
They went on to launch the National Junior Indoor Rowing Championships in 2007 and officially received charitable status in 2008. Today, LYR employs 10 full-time coaches, multiple part-time coaches and office staff to accommodate working with around 10,000 young people in schools, youth clubs and rowing clubs across London each year.
LYR also work with two established rowing clubs, running the junior rowing programmes full time. LYR believe rowing changes lives and should be available to all, regardless of background, gender, ethnicity or otherwise.
The Fawcett Society is the UK’s leading membership charity campaigning for gender equality and women’s rights at work, at home and in public life. Their vision is a society in which women and girls in all their diversity are equal and truly free to fulfill their potential creating a stronger, happier, better future for us all.
They've been advancing women’s equality since 1866 when at just 19, Millicent Fawcett collected signatures on a petition for women’s votes. She went on to lead the constitutional suffrage campaign and made this cause her lifetime’s work, securing equal voting rights 62 years later.
Today they continue her legacy of fighting sexism and gender inequality through hard-hitting research. Their national campaigns shape the debate and drive change.
Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and improve conditions. Your generous donation will fund the great work that YST and LYR are doing.
All donations will be split 50:50 between the above charities; if you want your donation to go to one specific cause, please contact us and we can arrange this for you.