On Thursday 21st of July the final of the First Give event at London academy took place. Sitting down watching the presentations of the energetic young people was the highlight of the day, the young people showed energy, enthusiasm and a willingness to help.
First Give aims to help young people give their time to improve their communities. Each group chooses a charity to raise money for and one of the groups in the finals chose to represent Nutmeg.
The biggest prize was £1000 donation to the charity, and two £250 donations from First Give. After a very interesting and entertaining evening of presentations, the judges made the difficult decision by awarding the Nutmeg team first prize of £1000!!! However, no one left empty handed, the presentations were great they all received anonymous donations.
Nutmeg Community sends thanks to all First Give and The Jack Petchy Foundation for the event, also a very big thank you to all the young people from London Academy who represented Nutmeg Community, they all did an amazing job!
The atmosphere was spirited, parents, family and friends were all present supporting the presentation. Just seeing the young people aware of the issues in their local communities alone was great and is a good sign for the future.