What we do
We arrange, with Friends of Mini Mints and Mint Street, the provision of much needed after school sports activities for young children at the Mint Street Adventure Playground. We are self funded and rely on donations from local parents, businesses and sponsors and grants from charities and community funds to keep going.
Funding for 2015
This year we've been lucky enough to be awarded funding from United Saint Saviours again; this time for a couple of seasons of cricket coaching.
We are still able to provide football coaching delivered by Waterloo FC, funded by Southwark Council from proceeds through the rental of the five a side astro turf to local football leagues.
Tennis continues this year on Tuesdays, with Milton, a popular local tennis coach funded through the Neighbourhood Fund - he will be providing lessons up until the end of March, when we'll be in search of funds again!
The Neighbourhood Fund has also allowed us to provide Dance Classes from Academy GDND, also on Tuesday evenings.
Rugby is provided gratis, on Thursday evenings all thanks to volunteers from ABTA...Thank you!!
Funding for 2014:
United Saint Saviours
We are very happy to have received money from this fund to ensure that the weekly tennis lessons continue to be free for children after school on Thursdays. The money we received means that we can keep 2 sessions running throughout term times for the rest of the year...so thank you very much USS!
Borough, Bankside & Walworth Community Council Fund
We thought it would be a nice idea to hold an end of summer term Tennis Tournament to celebrate the childrens achievements with their parents and coaches, and the Community Council thought so too and have kindly contributed towards us being able to hold this event at Mint Street this year! Yippee!
Brighton Half Marathon
Deciding that the 10k in October was not enough, one of our team of intrepid runners submitted herself to the Brighton Mini Marathon. We thought she was mad, but loved that she did this for Sporty Mints.
She raised a staggering £204.00 WELL DONE PAOLA!!.
Bags4Sport -Money for old clothes!!
We've collected up all your old clothes, shoes, bags, linen and cuddly toys and raised £75 in doing so!! THANK YOU to everyone who had a declutter on our behalf
Sponsored 10k Run at Richmond Park
Thank you to everyone that sponsored us (Helen, Angela and Victoria) for the run on 6th Oct 2012.
We managed to raise an amazing £650! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!
If you would like to carry out any of your own fund raising for this community group, please contact us.