The Wickers Charity
We are The Wickers - a charity supporting ten to eighteen year olds in Hackney. We aim to reduce gang related crime in East London by providing positive role models, learning opportunities, recreational activities and educational workshops. Our ambition is to enhance young people’s sense of self-worth and demonstrate they can lead a more meaningful life.”
We offer a range of classes and workshops from our community hub at St Mary of Eton, Hackney Wick. To date, we’ve held workshops on the dangers of gang crime, hosted inspirational speakers, as well as running graphic design and music production classes. We aim to host any classes that help young people to achieve their own individual learning plans.
The Wickers Charity was founded in 2018 by local businessman Henry Smith, CEO of Aitch Group, who collaborated with local football club HWFC. Aitch Group has sponsored Hackney Wick FC for a number of years and are proud to continue this relationship with the creation of The Wickers Charity. It has been a long-held dream for Henry Smith to support the youth of Hackney and support them in pursuing a meaningful life.
Bobby Kasanga founder of the Hackney Wick FC, says “I am delighted that the relationship with Aitch Group has now resulted in the founding of the Wickers Charity”.