Project information

'Outdoor Activities for london Children in Devon'

Our Big Idea is to keep our son's memory alive by giving deserving and under privileged children, opportunities to enhance and enrich their lives.
We do this by sending kids, from a variety of primary schools in Hackney ,for week long visits to an outdoor activity centre,Grenville House, in Devon.

June 2012 - November 2013

Charity information: Jamie Procter's Foundation

Jamie Procter's Foundation
  • Need


    Hackney is home to some of the country's most underprivileged children.The highest incident of crime in Hackney is drug related. It is almost double that of all other types of crime.Where there are drugs there are gangs and where there are gangs there is violence.The violence that unfolded during the riots last summer, convinced us that we should try and help kids, before they get sucked into the downward spiral of crime to understand there is an alternative way to exist and to live their lives


    We were advised that we should concentrate on kids under the age of 12, before they became targets for the gang leaders. Subsequently we decided to fund 42 kids from a number of schools, to visit Grenville House over the last October half term. The foundation of the Centre's philosophy is teamwork.The focus is placed upon the extension of and venturing beyond comfort zones and to help others when facing up to a range of challenges, leading to an increase in confidence and improved self-esteem

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To try and help as many deserving and under privileged kids from entering a life of crime via gangs.


    » By allowing kids to participate in a range of activities such as kayaking, we hope to provide a catalyst for a life of further outdoor adventures.

    What success will look like

    Success will be.demonstrated by anecdotal evidence from teachers, parents and the kids themselves once they return from Devon.

  • Impact


    By following the progress of each child that visits Grenville House, we should be able to prove that the experience had the required effect and that the incidence of crime will be lower in this group compared with those that were not fortunate enough to be selected.


    There are very few risks that will affect the project.It is highly unlikely that anything will happen to Grenville House, but should this be the case then we have found an alternative centre.
    Based on the demand for our first 2 trips there is no shortage of kids clammering to be selected.


    By newsletters to include narrative and photographs.
    By website updates.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £10,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £1,750 Travel By coach from London to Devon and back
      £1,500 Accommodation 5 nights stay for 42 kids and 7 staff
      £2,000 Catering 3 meals per day
      £3,250 Activities 7 groups of 6 x 8 half day sessions
      £1,500 Supervision Payment to 7 attending staff from Hackney
  • Background


    Grenviile House enjoys a unique waterfront location on the Harbour at Brixham, a historic fishing town in Devon.
    For over 100 years this imposing Victorian mansion was run as an orphanage set up by a local shipping magante for the sons of fishermen lost at sea.
    About 25 years ago the orphanage closed and a charity was set up to run it as an outside Education Centre, mainly for children from local schools.


    Apart from the children from the schools in Hackney there will be some benefit for the staff and suppliers of Grenville House.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We act as the conduit between the children in Hackney and the Centre in Devon. Without us the Project would not have been conceived or funded.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Nana Badu

    Nana runs his own business in Hackney,providing sports training to a number of primary schools.He helps select the kids and is ever present in Devon.

    Kurt Mockeridge

    Kurt is the Manager of Grenville House. He and his staff are responsible for supervision and for health and safety of all the kids during their visit.


To send one child to Grenville House for one week.

This charity was founded with the hope of inspiring and motivating children from less privileged backgrounds to achieve their potential.

Charlie Kyle