The Police Summer Camp project

LMB have been working with 'The Police Summer Camp Project' for the past 10 years, the project started in 1980. The Police Summer Camp Project provides disadvantaged children living within the London Boroughs of Havering, Newham and Barking & Dagenham a one week holiday with the objectives to relieve children in need and to improve their conditions of life. Children between the ages of 7 and 12 years old are treated to a week of fun and get taken on excursions such as a day out at a theme park or a trip to the seaside. The children also get the opportunity to take part in various activities such as archery, horse riding, Go-Karting, and swimming. Each year 60 new children will be given the opportunity to escape, 30 girl's and 30 boy's. LMB were originally asked to help provide the camp with clothing, textiles and shoes. Many of the children come to camp unprepared with little or no clothing. A marquee tent with rails and hangers is placed on the site every year which the children call it their shop. Obviously none of the children have to pay for the clothes, the tent provides top up clothing throughout the week and the children are allowed to take a big bag of clothes home with them at the end of the week.

In July 2005 Michelle Barry provided a Customised Clothing Workshop for the children at the camp. This enabled the children to have a go at fashion designing as well as making it less awkward for some of the shyer children to take clothing from the tent.

Next year LMB Education will be providing the camp with more workshops and will also be sprucing up the clothes tent with new rails, mirrors and changing room faculties.

For more information please contact:

LMB Education Michelle Barry, Education Co-ordinator
Telephone: + 44 (0)20 7474 2000