Who We Are
Henry Smith, businessman and philanthropist, a person directly connected to the consequences of knife crime in London founded the charity in 2018. From his own personal experiences Henry decided he wanted to create a charity that would provide free after school activities to the community, offer support and services to schools, and deliver employability workshops and programmes.
Every child has the ability to fulfil their full potential.
We aim to support young people in reaching this target regardless of social status, race, religion or postcode. No child should feel the need to carry or use a knife. Nor should they have to engage in anti-social behaviour in the pursuit of money and opportunity.
Helping underprivileged young people from East London.
We offer a range of workshops and programmes that provide young people with free opportunities. Our amazing team of role models support the young people in developing an open mindset to new experiences that may pose as a positive outlet.
"It has been an absolute pleasure to see the work you are doing with the young people of Hackney. The range of activities and experiences is fantastic."
Sue RobertsHackney Holiday Food & Activities Programme Coordinator
"I have been attending the London Race Action Plan meetings that you have been coming to the past couple of months and I’ve been really impressed by the contributions you have been making. I had a look at the Wickers Charity and can see the great work that you are doing in London to help young people."
DS Matt PountneySouth West BCU - Community Safety Unit
"I would very much like to continue/develop/embed the work that your team have done this year."
Greg LoganDaubeney Primary - Head of School
"I came across your charity online and was very impressed with the work you guys have been doing in your community."
How we work
Through the help of fundraisers, donations and public support, we are able to offer our services to those in need. We are grateful for any donations made towards providing young people with endless opportunities.
Making every £1 count
View the images below to see how the crucial funds we raise are used to give back to the community!
Britannia Leisure Centre – October Half Term 2023
Hindleap Warren Outdoor Centre (Residential Trip) – Summer Programme 2023
London Youth Netball Tournament – Easter Programme 2022
The Wickers Charity x BSix Sixth Form College – Headstart Action Employability Programme
The Wickers Charity x FMLY CRTV Film Workshop – Easter Programme 2023