Entries by billypittson

Social Integration to resolve differences

Our East London Unites Project, funded by the GLA and managed by Comic Relief, is based in Waltham Forest and Hackney. The project involves delivering sports, alongside workshops on critical thinking, citizenship, and presentation skills; with the aim of facilitating new and lasting friendships between young people (aged 8-23) from different post codes, cultures and […]

15 Years on from 7/7, Salaam Peace is still breaking down barriers

The events of 7/7 on the streets of central London led to the formation of one of our capital’s most successful community sports engagement programmes. 15 years on, it continues to inspire as a multi-award-winning community sports initiative. Not even the current lockdown has forced it off its ambitious programme. Salaam Peace was founded by […]

Esa B – Young British Muslim Player shines

Many families in WF and Hackney benefit from community engagement programmes run by the multi-award winning Salaam Peace. As well as social integration our work in sports coaching yields results. Example being William Saunders, GB Basketball star, now playing for Newcastle. Esa B of 4M, was one of 7 players who graced the Fulham FC […]

SP UTD U8’s Successful first season

SP UTD u8s have enjoyed an amazing first season in organised competitive football. Children from both our Waltham Forest and hackney outreach programmes have combined to make a team that has had a season to remember. The team won the U8s Blue Division, added to this with winning the one day cup at Mabley Green […]

SP on ITV

Salaam Peace was recently featured on ITV regional news programmes, to promote a tennis initiative run by the LTA to coincide with Wimbledon.  Click to watch the feature as it appeared on “Westcountry Today

Jack Petchey Achievement Award winners

The Jack Petchey Achievement Award Scheme, recognising outstanding young people between the ages of 11-25 throughout London and Essex. The scheme is a reward and recognition initiative which enables schools and youth organisations to celebrate the achievements of their young people as well as receive additional funding.   Our latest award winners: Abas Ahmed, 15, […]

Shared Goals

A project to help residents lead healthy and positive lives is also giving people leaving prison the confidence to assimilate back into society