The BIGKID Foundation celebrates its 15th Anniversary

On 26 July the BIGKID Foundation celebrated its 15th Anniversary by having a summer reception at the Dexter Adventure Playground, Montego Close, SE24, which was attended by The Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London, Sir Kenneth Olisa, who is BIGKID’s Patron and the Mayor of Lambeth, Councillor Sarbaz Barznji.

A community event ran alongside the reception, which celebrated the start of BIGKID’s summer holiday programme and everyone had a great time participating in the various activities, including a bouncy castle, music, arts & crafts, adventure play, basketball, table tennis etc.

Shaninga Marasha (CEO/Founder), Sir Kenneth Olisa (Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London), Councillor Sarbaz Barznji (Mayor of Lambeth) and Summer Reception guests

BIGKID Foundation is a multi-award-winning youth and community charity established in 2008 by CEO/Founder Shaninga Marasha. The Foundation’s mission is to end youth violence. Over the last 15 years, BIGKID has worked with over 25,000 young people and works with over 2,500 annually. The team has grown from 2 staff to a team of 16 permanent staff, 10 sessional coaches/outreach workers and more than 50 volunteers. Learn more about the work of BIGKID Foundation here.

Sir Kenneth Olisa, Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London and Patron of BIGKID


L-R: David Ziyambi (Trustee), Sir Kenneth Olisa (Patron), Ali Azeem (Trustee) and Shaninga Marasha (CEO/Founder)