UBS Fundraiser

Since 2008, UBS has united with SportInspired to tackle the consequences of poverty on children and young people in Hackney.
These communities have been among the hardest hit by Covid-19 with the borough suffering the third highest death rate in the country in May.

Even before Covid-19 struck, the children of Hackney were up against it with 36% of people living in poverty, the third highest rate in London. Children growing up in poverty are three times as likely to experience mental health issues than their more affluent peers and their chances of obesity are doubled by age 11.

A recent YoungMinds study showed that 83% of young people are reporting a deterioration in their mental  wellbeing as a result of coronavirus, with social isolation & loss of routine as the biggest factors.​

78% of parents reported a decrease in their children's social & physical wellbeing in the absence of sport during lockdown. Covid-19 has had an unprecedented impact on the children in our communities:

“My friends call to check up on me but sometimes i scream in to the phone because i'm so stressed"

- Olivia, 10 years old

But you could help change that...

SportInspired exists so that every child, regardless of background can develop the confidence and courage to follow their dreams.

We wish that we could be bringing you to one of our SportInspired Games this year to show you the impact that your donations could be having on the children in our communities through our programmes. We are the masters of fun and imagination, inspiring over 84,900 children to be more active.

UBS recognises that sport has the power to tackle these issues. This fundraising page is dedicated to UBS employees who are raising funds so that children and young people in Hackney can access programmes that support their physical and mental wellbeing at this turbulent time.

Click here to donate!

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