Painting a brighter future
Fifty Children Fifty Artists is an exciting art project that has been launched in Tower Hamlets. We are bringing together fifty children from Tower Hamlets and fifty of the UK’s most respected artists to raise over £300,000 in sponsorship and donations.
Fifty Children Fifty Artists is an initiative by UK charity Miracles whose aim is to raise awareness of child poverty in Tower Hamlets, London which has one of the highest levels of child poverty in the UK. The money raised will go directly towards Miracles work in Tower Hamlets over the next two years.
Miracles was launched in Bosnia-Herzegovina during the 92-95 war when our founders were there taking humanitarian aid to civilians caught up in the fighting. Such was the need after the war we decided to stay and support those most affected. We now work in both Bosnia and the UK
We started working in Tower Hamlets in January 2013 in response to the very high child poverty rate there. We support children and their carers living in poverty and facing a life crisis such as serious illness. We partner with local Citizens Advice Bureaus, young carer associations and Great Ormond Street Hospital - all working with some of the most vulnerable children in the area. This referral network ensures we can respond directly and swiftly to calls for support.
The Housing and Education Centre for Roma children. Launched in 2009 the Centre was devised to address inadequate education issues within the Roma community and to alleviate an immediate housing crisis in the city of Zeneca. We provide secure long-term homes for Roma families, routes to full time education and long-term financial security through the development of an independent business enterprise called project Green Shoots.
Miracles is at the forefront of continued support to those people still affected by the legacy of the war.
Miracles Centre – Mostar – making and fitting limbs for landmine and disabled citizens- Bosnia remains one of the most mined countries in the world. Since our launch in 2009 we have been able to make and fit over 200 limbs.
For detail on our work in Tower Hamlets, case studies and our work in Bosnia please down load the attached PDF.View Case Studies
Supporting the project are a number of businesses from Tower Hamlets and the surrounding area. If you would like to know more on how your business can help, please head to our partners page.