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The BYT Charity was set up in 2018 by the Orion & Goldbeaters Primary Schools as an independent volunteer led organisation that aims to help disadvantaged children, young people and their families access new creative experiences.

We are based in one of the most deprived areas of North London, Grahame Park, with some local wards falling within the top 5-10% most deprived areas of England.  




Voluntary representatives from our community..

Patrons: Vanessa Feltz and Father Dane Batley-Gladden

Founder and Chair: Chris Flathers

Trustees: Annie Hindle, Vicky Dawes, Rachel Shear,

Charmaine Martin, Kaya Hawkins, Sue Hinton, Nagus Narenthira, Nathan Kabs

Yellow Organising Team: The leaders from The Orion and Goldbeaters



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  1. Bitesize Help for Families with Children

Schools cannot give their funding out to help families with day to day problems so our charity steps in to provide:

  • School Uniform

  • Rent arears

  • Kitchen appliances and bedroom furniture

  • Funeral costs

  • Financial advice

  • Days out and holiday schemes for kids

  • Clothes, food and toys


2. Help for Additional Learning

School funding is poor. Life changing projects in our schools often need help. We raise money for things like:

  • Sports kit for the GO Stars weekend football club

  • Events at the summer festival GO FEST

  • The Theatre School and fees for children to join the talent agency

  • Books and resources for the literacy festival Word UP.

  • IT help and support. Devices too.


3. Schools Advice

We provide advice to schools in challenging areas about the power of positivity and positive learning. Schools get:

  • A model for learning

  • Advice and guidance

  • A simple logo that tells their community that they are a positive and empowering school for pupils.

4. Big Projects

We are able to create bigger projects that support children. We are currently fundraising for the  I Shine Arts Hub development.

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