A combination of issues, including intergenerational households, long standing health inequalities and language barriers, mean the effects of COVID 19 continue to hit Newham hard. The borough has the second-worst mortality rate in England and Wales, with 201.6 deaths per 100,000 population.
Newham Talks - How it will work
On 4 September, the first of eight episodes will be uploaded to YouTube and here. Each episode will feature Kano and a different Newham native - Ghetts, Posty, D Double E, Footsie, Christine Ohuruogu, Idris Elba, Joy White, King Cook and Chris Hughton - discussing growing up in the borough, the road to success, lessons learned along the way and more.
Episodes will be uploaded every Monday and Friday until the end of the month.
Whilst they are free to watch, a voluntary donation is encouraged.
All the money raised will go directly to The Renewal Programme , which will then equally split the funds between themselves, and additional Newham based charities Caritas Anchor House and Bonny Downs Community Association .
What the Money Will Do
The Renewal Programme will use donations to carry on their essential youth services, including a wide range of activities valued by young people, from IT skills to career advice and guidance on how to cook healthily on a budget.
Caritas Anchor House will use the money to continue their work as Newham’s largest and longest established homeless provider for single adults, and the Bonny Downs Community Association will continue to support those experiencing homelessness and fighting food poverty.
Whilst the initial target is £10k, the hope is to surpass it.
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