What is KEEN London?
KEEN London is the only charity in London providing one-to-one support at free sports and activity sessions for children with additional needs or disabilities. We believe no child should miss out on the benefits of sports and physical activity. With the support of our amazing volunteers, our weekly sessions give our athletes the chance to play games, make friends and, most importantly, have fun!
At our sessions, each athlete is paired with a trained volunteer coach for individual support. This means they benefit from one-to-one attention and care. It also means their parents can leave their children in a secure and safe environment.
Over 100 families across London are members of the KEEN family and we provide over 6,000 hours of supported care to children with disabilities every year.
Because we don’t charge for KEEN sessions, we rely on the generosity of donors and sponsors. Find out how you can help fund KEEN or donate now using the button at the top of the page.
It takes a large number of volunteer coaches to maintain this level of support. To become a volunteer, you don’t need any previous experience or sporting ability — just the enthusiasm to get involved. Find out how to help and have fun by becoming a volunteer.
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Our board of trustees
KEEN London is a registered charity, overseen by a board of trustees who have overall responsibility for the running of the organisation. More about our board of trustees…
Nicole, our Senior Co-ordinator, is the hub of the organisation. She recruits our volunteers and checks their references, books venues and arranges session leaders and ensures we have enough volunteers for each session. She is also on hand during sessions in East London to ensure the session runs smoothly and safely. She is also the main point of contact for enquiries about KEEN. Our sessions in North London are run by Andy Whitby. Our sessions in South London are run by Will Grant.
We would like to thank our corporate partners and grant-givers for their on-going support. Without their commitment, the work of KEEN London would not be possible.
Volunteer with KEEN
If you would like to join the KEEN London family as a volunteer, it’s easy to do. No experience is required, just enthusiasm!
If you would like to support our work, there are many ways you can help us raise the funds we need.
Thanks to all of you at Keen for giving me as a parent, an opportunity to say how grateful we are for the respite we get every Saturday.It has transform our Saturday’s. We started coming to the session at the start of 2014 and we have rarely missed any sessions. My daughter who has autism and muscle dystrophy enjoys going and looks forward to the jam packed activities which are always fun and talks about them endlessly. The coaches are all very experience and help the kids and encourages them to get involve or just talk to them and listen. In the summer my daughter went to her first residential trip for 2 days.She had so much fun and still talks about it to this day.They also went to the Aquarium and soft play. Thank you all for your support.