Hilton London Gatwick Airport – the Crawley Observer and the DM Thomas Foundation are delighted to support 13 local projects in support of young people in the Gatwick £10K Giveaway. Local charities, schools and clubs that help youth across the area were invited to apply for a share of £10,000.

“All of the applications received were such worthy causes for the local community which
made it incredibly hard to choose one winner. Therefore, the team at the hotel decided that
everyone could greatly benefit from these funds and awarded all applicants a share of the
award”, said Kara Monteiro, general manager, Hilton London Gatwick Airport. “We are
delighted that we can support so many young people in our local community and we look
forward to a continued partnership with everyone who attended today.”

Award wins:

  • Rockinghorse was awarded £650 for music and yoga sessions as part of the
    outpatient services they offer for local children in Sussex.
  • Golden Lion Children’s Trust received £750 for cinema and music vouchers for the
    young people at their annual Christmas Party.
  • 1st Turners Hill and Crawley Down Scout Group will use £900 to renew and
    upgrade its camping equipment, including tents, poles and fly sheets.
  • YMCA Downslink Group DLG received £900 for equipment and resources in the large
    communal area at its shared house to make it a welcome environment for residents.
  • Chestnut Tree House Children’s Hospice received £500 to fund one day of
    Community Nursing care.
  • Springboard Project was awarded £900 to improve the social lives of teenagers with
    disabilities, increase their life skills and independence, and enhance family wellbeing
    and relationships.
  • 1st Burstow Scout Group will use £600 to fit acoustic panels to upper walls in their
    meeting room.
  • 172 (Hayward Heath) Squadron Air Training Corps received £1,000 to enable
    participation of cadets from low income families in musical activities and fitness.
  • Girlguiding Sussex Central was awarded £700 to support their project building two
    houses and toilets for orphans.
  • Crawley Down Youth Club at Glebe Centre will use £300 to purchase an Xbox One
    for the young people who use its services.
  • The Avenues Community Association Charity was awarded £800 to support their
    employment and youth engagement work promoting the knowledge of anti-bullying and
    lowering anti-social behaviour.
  • Autism Parent Empower received £1,000 for its anti-bullying campaign supporting
    young children in local schools.
  • 7th Crawley Scout Group was awarded £800 for Android tablets and a camera for
    Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers to create montages and videos.
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