The Centre started as a Boys Club in 1946 by Frank and Nancy Birkett who first met in Sunnyhill School; then Eardley School, then in St James Mission Hall, Eardley Road, till in 1961 the first part of the present Centre was built. When Frank and his wife left Streatham, the Club kept going for many years by Fred Crump and Laurie Hills two veterans of the first world war. While the Club was small by today’s standard, it had a lively group of young people keen on football, gymnastics, table tennis and other sports. Some were old members who became leaders and did great work in other places. Wall Crump, Ken Cooper, David White, Bill Marsh, John East, Brian Moughtin, Jim Williams, Clifford Lynn, David Robinson, Albert Robinson, Skipper Dalton, Don Attenborough, Mick Fuller, are names that old friends will remember.
Children and young people have benefited enormously from the investment in the local community made by Streatham Youth and Community Trust over the last sixty years. Your legacy to Streatham Youth and Community Trust will make sure young people in Streatham receive opportunities which would otherwise be beyond their means. When you are next making your will or considering making one for the first time, please consider leaving a legacy to help our children and young people.
If you would like to know more about writing a will, go to the HMRC website at www.hmrc.gov.uk/individuals/giving/will.htm.
You can also contact a local solicitor who can guide you in making a will. Please quote our Registered Charity Number 1148221
If you have decided to make a lasting gift, please let us know by posting a letter to SYCT, 16 Wellfield Road, London SW16 2BP or emailing us with the following information:
Title: I have left a legacy to Streatham Youth and Community Trust.
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