In the latest Street Child United newsletter, Half Time Team Talk, John Wroe, BEM, Co-founder and CEO wrote the opening message.

“2021 we have seen the world begin to open up but the impact of Covid still lingers large and for many the challenges remain. With that in mind, I start by saying that I hope you and your loved ones are safe and times have not been too difficult.

I write to you with a cautious optimism as we look ahead; with the Street Child World Cup just eight months away, the team are busy ensuring we deliver a safe and successful event in Doha. We have also just hosted a fantastic event – Football for Unity – in partnership with UEFA Foundation which you can read all about along with some other great initiatives that I am delighted to share with you.

It’s been amazing to see the resilience and positivity shown across our network and whilst we continue to navigate these unprecedented times I urge you all to keep going because we can – and we are – continuing to make a difference.

From the whole team we send you love and thank you – as always – for your ongoing support.”

Football for Unity

On Saturday July 10th, over 100 young people came together for the Football for Unity Festival, delivered in partnership with UEFA Foundation, to demonstrate first-hand the power of

football in creating unity, fostering understanding and promoting acceptance of people from different backgrounds and cultures.

The day was hosted by TV personality Ben Cajee, at the Black Prince Trust Community hub in Vauxhall, and centred around a 5-a-side football tournament, workshops and skill centres. 15 teams competed in total representing football foundations and programmes from across London and beyond.

The day was a resounding success and showcased first-hand the power of football to foster understanding and promote social inclusion.

The July newsletter includes lots more great articles from their Change 10 initiative and ISP Partnership to the Sheroes & Heroes campaign and a memorable Zoom call.

Read the full newsletter here >