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Supporting Children Heard and Seen

Supporting Children Heard and Seen

The 5 On It Foundation are proud to support the amazing charity Children Heard and Seen yesterday by funding a sports day with our friends at Premier Education - Milton Keynes. Using a variety of equipment Premier Education ran a fantastic mini sports day for all those who attended. The weather stayed dry too, just! A big thank you to all our Localgiving donors for helping us to make this happen. Children Heard and Seen supports children and young people and their families who are supported by parental imprisonment. It is estimated that 312,000 children each year have a parent in prison, and these children need help and support from their communities.
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5 ON IT FOUNDATION ARE EXCITED TO PARTNER WITH MK BASKETBALL!

5 ON IT FOUNDATION ARE EXCITED TO PARTNER WITH MK BASKETBALL!

5 On It Foundation are delighted to announce a new partnership with Milton Keynes Basketball Club, who coach over 500 boys and girls from 4-18 years old. This new collaboration will give young people across the region, increased access to basketball and provide pathways to those who show talent and drive, regardless of their background. Both organisations will work together to build bursaries and scholarship opportunities for individuals using fund raising techniques and inviting sponsorship from local businesses. This summer, 5 On It Foundation, are delivering free coaching in Heelands, for children with London Lions Legend, Nigel Lloyd, as well as a Basketball 3 On 3 coaching programme in Eaglestone with a positive anti-gang message for teenagers in the City. 11,000 children in Milton Keynes are living in poverty and…
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Gang Today Gone Tomorrow……

Gang Today Gone Tomorrow……

5 On It Foundation, with the help of funding from the National Lottery and Turners Court, are excited to be running a FREE basketball coaching programme at the Eaglestone outdoor basketball court starting next Thursday 5th August that’s specifically aimed at encouraging young people to stay away from gangs. Headed up by London Lions Legends Nigel Lloyd and Jordan Spencer, this positive anti-gang basketball initiative will help 5 On It Foundation spread the programme of ‘Gang Today, Gone Tomorrow’ and ‘Lives, Not Knives’ which uses basketball to create opportunities for young people. From beginners to experienced ballers, all levels are welcome. At least 10 'postcode' gangs - made up of members from the same postcode area, or 'territory' - operate in Milton Keynes, with children as young as 13 groomed…
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Fully booked in less than 48 hours!

Fully booked in less than 48 hours!

Thank you to all those who have booked a place for your child/children at our free basketball programme which will take place at Heelands Sports Field starting Monday 26th July. We are currently now full. If you would like to be put on our waiting list in case we have any cancellations, please email us at admin@5onit.co.uk giving the names and ages of your children and we will send a link to our booking form. Please follow us on social media for updates about our basketball programme and others! Facebook @5onitfoundationInstagram @5onitTwitter @5onit
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FREE SUMMER BASKETBALL AT HEELANDS!

FREE SUMMER BASKETBALL AT HEELANDS!

5 On It Foundation, with the help of funding from Bradwell Parish Council, are excited to be running a FREE basketball coaching programme at Heelands Sports Field during the school summer holidays headed up by London Lions Legend player and coach Nigel Lloyd! Starting on Monday 26th July, budding Michael Jordan’s aged 7 – 18 years are invited to join Nigel for 6 weeks of basketball coaching, prizes, 3 on 3 and lots of fun! The sessions run every Monday 10 - 12 noon until 30th August, ages 7-12rs, boys and girls: 10am-11am and ages 13-18yrs, boys and girls: 11am-12noon. All standards of play are welcome. Nigel’s playing career includes securing Barbados a pair of regional titles as their starting point guard. He also played professionally for 6 BBL clubs…
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THANK YOU TO EVERYONE!

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE!

5 On It Foundation ran their final Smash It tennis coaching session yesterday having seen over 80 budding tennis stars come through the programme. We succeeded in giving young people a chance to pick up a racket and have a go at playing tennis which resulted in participants wanting to continue their new found love for such a fantastic sport. We are extremely grateful to John Baldwin, our patron, for making a generous donation that made our Smash It dream come true which gave children and teenagers an opportunity to get on court. We also thank https://www.mkcommunityfoundation.co.uk and the People's Postcode Lottery/Magic Little Grants for funding this exciting project and have been instrumental in making it happen. A big shout out too to brilliant coaches Nick and Tom at https://www.facebook.com/PremEdMK/,…
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Saturday Smash It session postponed!

Saturday Smash It session postponed!

Unfortunately owing to the bad weather expected at the weekend we have had to postpone Saturday's Smash It tennis coaching session. We are back on Saturday 15th 10 - 12 noon, our last one so there will be certificates and prizes to be one! Supported by the Milton Keynes Community Foundation, this exciting initiative will give participants an opportunity to develop key skills including how to rally, serve and smash in a low-stress, high fun environment. For more information go to http://5onit.co.uk/smash-it-tennis/
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Budding Tennis Stars Shine!

Budding Tennis Stars Shine!

Over 40 budding young tennis stars turned up in the glorious sunshine to the Smash It Tennis Coaching programme this weekend at Stantonbury International School. Run by 5 On It Foundation, based in Milton Keynes, this free junior tennis coaching initiative is supported by the Milton Keynes Community Foundation and 5 On It’s patron John Baldwin. It is fantasticopportunity for boys and girls aged 8 - 16 to have a chance to pick up a racket and have a go at being the next Andy Murray or Serena Williams. Coaches from Premier Education put excited participants through their paces, teaching them key skills including how to rally, serve and smash in a low-stress, high fun environment. No experience is necessary, all equipment is provided and there are prizes to be…
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NEW PLACES AVAILABLE!

NEW PLACES AVAILABLE!

Owing to increased demand we have secured another tennis court and are able to offer more places to our Smash It tennis coaching programme which starts on  Saturday 17th April 10am. Supported by the Milton Keynes Community Foundation, this exciting initiative will give participants an opportunity to develop key skills including how to rally, serve and smash in a low-stress, high fun environment. For more details please click here. Limited places available!
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Smash It – Change of Date!

Smash It – Change of Date!

Unfortunately, owing to COVID restrictions, Stantonbury Leisure Centre is not able to open until next week. Therefore our Smash It tennis coaching programme will now start on Saturday 17th April. Supported by the Milton Keynes Community Foundation, this exciting initiative will give participants an opportunity to develop key skills including how to rally, serve and smash in a low-stress, high fun environment. For more details go to http://5onit.co.uk/smash-it-tennis/ We are currently full but maybe able to offer a few new places next week - check back next week for an update!
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