- A programme delivered by West Ham’s Foundation received recognition from the Mayor of London
- Sadiq Khan said the L&Q One Goal scheme says it inspires Londoners to get fit and active
- The programme engaged more than 8,000 young people last year
The L&Q One Goal Programme has received a boost with an endorsement from Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London.
One Goal is the country’s biggest free holiday programme, delivered by West Ham United Foundation in partnership with L&Q Housing and eight other London clubs to provide sport and creative arts projects for young people across London.
Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, said: “London is world-renowned for its sport and culture.
“As Mayor I’m committed to helping young people lead healthier, more active lifestyles, so I am really proud to see this successful partnership between some of the capital’s biggest football clubs and a valued housing partner continue for another year.
“I’m confident it will inspire even more young Londoners to get active and creative during their summer holidays.”
One Goal uses sports and creative arts to motivate young people to be physically active, make healthy lifestyle choices and enjoy creative pursuits during the school holidays.
Last year, One Goal engaged over 8,000 young people across London aged 5-21. This year, the programme will be providing free snacks and drinks to all attendees to help combat holiday hunger and move London towards its aim of becoming a ‘Zero Hunger City’.
Sham Motin, Community Sports Manager at West Ham United Foundation, said: “The One Goal programme is an excellent opportunity to provide young people in our community with free holiday provision.
“We are grateful to L&Q for making it possible for over 200 young people to attend the course over the holidays, giving them a chance to be healthier through sport and to attend exciting workshops that they otherwise wouldn’t experience.”