We celebrate 17 year-old’s short film on preventing child abuse

We celebrate 17 year-old’s short film on preventing child abuse

(From left to right): Graham Chalk (Head of film & media, BRIT School), Sam Sutherland (Year 13 FMP Student), George Hosking (CEO, WAVE Trust)

We had a brilliant time last week at The BRIT School in Croydon celebrating the wonderful work of their Year 13 FMP Student, Sam Sutherland who we awarded joint first prize for his short film entry in our 70/30 Short Film Contest 2018 (#7030ByMe). He was presented with his £500 cash prize in a larger-than-life cheque by CEO of WAVE Trust, George Hosking.

The BRIT School were also awarded their half of the £750 cash prize for the winning school! Head of film and media, Graham Chalk was there along with the Principal of the school to receive their part of the prize.

Fellow students and friends and family of Sam’s joined us to watch his film and celebrate his winnings – we had quite some fun with our new 70/30 Instagram frame too!

Sam’s work will undoubtedly help us spread the crucial message of preventing child maltreatment to many audiences across the UK, including the younger generation. We’re honoured to have had such high quality material produced on our behalf.

Congrats Sam – you did us and your school very proud!

Campaign Coordinator, Sara Martinez meets Sarah Jones MP for Croydon Central

Campaign Coordinator, Sara Martinez meets Sarah Jones MP for Croydon Central

Campaign Coordinator for WAVE Trust’s national 70/30 Campaign, Sara Martínez met with local Croydon MP, Sarah Jones on Friday 15th December. Sara introduced Sarah to the campaign’s goals and aims for the New Year and received a great deal of enthusiasm and encouragement from Ms Jones.

As Chair of the knife crime APPG, Sarah took a genuine interest in the charity’s work, dedicated to reducing levels of child maltreatment and other Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) by dealing with the roots causes at the earliest possible stage. The pair discussed the links between the work of 70/30 and the issue of knife crime. Sarah was also very interested in attending an intended hosting of the ‘Resilience’ documentary film in 2018.

Sarah became the 63rd MP to endorse the 70/30 Campaign and the 34th Labour MP.

The team look forward to engaging with Sarah once again in the New Year to discuss how they can move forward together.

70/30 Group Launches in Croydon

70/30 Group Launches in Croydon

Croydon Group Coordinators, Sara Martínez and Anthoulla Koutsoudi from WAVE Trust held their first meeting for the launch of a local group in the area.

The event took place on Wednesday 12th April at WAVE’s Croydon-based office. The team celebrated a great turnout with 7 Croydon locals turning up for the meeting on the evening. All who attended showed a great deal of enthusiasm and commitment for the Campaign and are ready to start taking actions for 70/30 in their community.

Amongst those who attended were Charlotte Davies from Croydon-based charity, Fit 2 Learn, Home-Start UK Trustee, Sally Cloves and local Croydon parent, Sparkle Bulku.

If you live in or near Croydon and would like to know more about getting involved with the local 70/30 group, please contact Sara Martínez at smartinezcalvo@wavetrust.org Alternatively you can phone the team directly on 020 8688 3773 or fill in their form on the website at www.70-30.org.uk and someone will get back to you with more information.


Chris Philp MP for South Croydon Becomes Our 20th MP to Endorse The 70/30 Campaign

Chris Philp MP for South Croydon Becomes Our 20th MP to Endorse The 70/30 Campaign

Following a meeting with WAVE’s very own Anthoulla Koutsoudi, South Croydon MP, Chris Philp has become the 20th MP to officially endorse the 70/30 Campaign.

We are, of course, absolutely delighted to have his support. Chris now joins fellow Croydon MP, Steve Reed in backing the campaign. This comes at a very important time, when the 70/30 team are working towards launching a local 70/30 group in the Croydon area.

Chris has also very kindly offered to publish a blog post on his website, expressing his support for the campaign, so keep an eye-out for that too!

Visit our endorsements page to see a full list of 70/30 endorsers. These include MPs, Councillors, local Mayors and organisations and charities.

For more information on how you can get involved with the Croydon group, please call us on 020 8688 3773.

We’re Launching a Local 70/30 Group in Croydon!

We’re Launching a Local 70/30 Group in Croydon!

It’s official and very, very exciting…we’re setting up a 70/30 group in Croydon this April and we want you! 

Let’s make Croydon the best place to live for young families!

We want the people of Croydon to join the fight to have a safer, happier place for our children to grow up in.

We invite you to come and meet us at 61 Friends Road Croydon (near the police station) on Wednesday 12th April 2017 from 5.30 pm onwards to learn more and see whether becoming a 70/30 Ambassador is for you. Join us for a nibble and a chat and meet your neighbours.

For more details on the event, see Croydon Voluntary Action’s webpage here and here  

If you would like more information on the 70/30 campaign check out the rest of our website at www.70-30.org.uk or to speak to someone from the 70/30 team directly (Sara or Anthoulla) phone 020 8688 3773.