Help young people like Nia enjoy the Foundling Museum without charge. Donations up to £15,000 made through the Big Give Christmas Challenge will be matched. One donation, twice the impact! Every £10 you give is worth £20.

We seek to raise £30,000 to offer free admission to 21s and under for the next 12 months for young people to enjoy our collection and programmes. This year 5,000 children enjoyed free entry to the Museum.

Nia ‘When I was 16 years I went into care. Things with my family were really difficult. I was introduced to The Foundling Museum and did the training programme. It’s been great. It’s a substitute family. I’ve learned skills and I came from being so shy, to being more confident to talk to different people. Even the Duchess of Cambridge when she came to the museum. That was special. I’ve discovered a love of the arts and heritage sector. I did GCSE Art but then I thought I’d left it behind. My favourite thing is telling people the history of the Museum, as the first care home in London.

Help young people like Nia enjoy the Foundling Museum and its programmes without charge.

It’s more than just free admission. In the local borough of Camden, 35% of children live in poverty and more than 50% of five-year-olds don’t reach the attainment of a ‘good’ level. The Museum offers free art and music programmes to children of all ages to help lift attainment, build self-esteem and foster aspiration. Please help us serve the young people in our community.

Extending free entry to age 21 enables more people to visit the Museum for free helping the Museum ensure that its story is shared more widely.

The Museum is so much more than just art. It’s a story. It’s people’s lives. It’s still a current thing now.’ Kara, Trainee.

Finding it was like finding a gemstone. It’s about people like me. I tell everyone about it now. I want to take everyone to the Museum. The Museum challenges people’s idea of what being in care is like.’ Sofia, Trainee.

Donate to the Big Give Christmas Challenge 2019 before midday on 10 December.

The Foundling Museum's Big Give Christmas Challenge is being championed by The National Lottery Heritage Fund.
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