Sam in Year 11 at Oskings’ was invited to attend a fundraising event at the House of Lords in London earlier in the month.
Sam has been attending ‘Second Chance’ sessions every Tuesday. Second Chance is a Children’s charity which was founded 39 years ago and it has come a long way since those early beginnings and is now a nationally established independent and innovative social agency with many resources and skills at its disposal. Uniquely, it still takes the youngsters fishing and uses the medium of this popular leisure time activity to establish links and lines of communication between the youngsters and the volunteer adults, and to give children a sense of achievement, confidence and a social understanding.
Below Clare Hulme from the charity ‘Second Chance’ describes the day in more detail:
Second Chance does not charge for the services that it provides, and is funded 100% by donation, therefore the dinner at the House of Lords, is our largest fund raising event of the year. We have 120 guests join us for the evening, and they enjoy a tour of the House of Parliament, (which Sam did) a beautiful 3 course meal, an auction of items, and a raffle, to end the evening. All funds raised are used directly for the benefit of the youngsters that attend the charity.
We invited Sam to join us for the evening this year, as we felt that it would be a good experience for him, and an opportunity for him to experience something out of his comfort zone, and to be inside of a very significant building in this country. The photos were taken inside the House of Parliament, in the Great Hall, which is the room in which the Queen’s body laid in state before her funeral.