Newham youth charity appeals for public votes to win £50,000

Fight for Peace Academy Members at the Annual Awards Ceremony in September

Fight for Peace Academy Members at the Annual Awards Ceremony in September - Credit: Archant

Fight for Peace has been shortlisted for The People’s Millions Grant and is urging the public to vote.

The North Woolwich-based NGO stands to win £50 000 from the Big Lottery Fund and ITV.

The money will go towards its Enter the Champion Project to help young people through a combination of boxing and martial arts activities, personal development mentoring and employability support.

Young people not in education, employment or training or that are vulnerable to criminal behaviour have already benefited from the organisation.

Fight for Peace boasts 3,000 members since opening six years ago.

Through the organisation an estimated 175 crimes have been avoided, delivering £1,128,336 worth of savings to the Borough of Newham.

Marigold Ride, Head of Programmes at Fight for Peace UK, said:

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“With the support of our community we hope that we can continue to invest in young people and provide a sporting and educational alternative to crime and violence.”

The People’s Millions TV show will feature a 90 second film promoting ‘Enter the Champion’. Viewers can tune in on Monday from 6pm on ITV1.

Voting is open on Monday, November 25 from 9am-Midnight. To vote, visit the Fight for Peace website on Monday.