The Fight Back Appeal aims to generate £800,000 to enable us to support up to 1,200 young people at our Fight for Peace Academy in east London in 2022.

This appeal comes in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic when the need for our services among young people is at its highest, and when the environment for generating income is extremely tough. 

We’ve got our Ambassador Nicola Adams OBE in our corner supporting the appeal along with hip hop artist Konan who recently visited us at Fight for Peace. We would love you to #JoinTheFightBack and consider lending your support too!

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While the Covid-19 pandemic has presented difficulties for all of us, young people have been disproportionately impacted by it. 

Social isolation, financial hardship relating to a loss of income, disruption in education, strained relationships at home, the inherent pressures of online interaction and social media, and a lack of safe, supportive spaces have had big effects on many young people’s mental and physical health, as well as their relationships with others, and their social mobility and future prospects.

The pandemic has also compounded inequalities that communities like ours face, and which can hold young people back from achieving their full potential. 

With the range of services and support we offer, Fight for Peace is perfectly placed to mitigate these impacts and support our young people to thrive. 

Our Academy is equipped with fantastic facilities and offers a welcoming, safe place, filled with positive role models, specialist staff and supportive young people. At Fight for Peace young people from across Newham and London make friends, get fit, and develop their interests, skills, and confidence. 

We provide extensive opportunities for children, young people and young adults. These include one-to-one mentoring conversations with qualified youth workers, our Lutadoras and Man Talk personal development groups, boxing and martial arts training, education and employability support.

And young people build their leadership skills at Fight for Peace by shaping our services, being part of staff recruitment and strategy development, producing communications, and progressing to employed roles as ‘Next Gen’ staff. 

There are lots of ways that you, your friends and your workplace can #JoinTheFightBack and support our young people in 2022. 

Here’s how you can help:

– You can donate to the Fight Back Appeal on our donate page:

– You can fundraise for Fight for Peace by creating your own challenge event and asking your friends, family and colleagues to make a donation in support of your challenge (we can help you come up with a suitable challenge!)

– You can commit your company or workplace to partner with and support Fight for Peace in the weeks and months to come. You would be welcome to come and visit our Academy (subject to any COVID-19 restrictions). We are near City Airport and right next to the DLR at King George V station.

– You can help spread the word by sharing news of the Fight Back Appeal on your social media and among your friends! Use our hashtags #FightBack and #JoinTheFightBack and get in touch with us at and we can provide you with some of our best pictures, short videos and links to help you promote the campaign.  

Your help will allow us to provide support to up to 1,200 at our Fight for Peace Academy in 2022.

Thank you so much for being in our corner and considering supporting our work and the futures of our amazing, inspiring young people.

To find out more about our Fight for Peace, please head over and check out our social media channels (Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn) as well as the news pages on this website. Our YouTube channel has lots of videos co-produced by young people that give a great insight into our work.

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