Cassandra Learning  Centre

by Cassandra Learning Centre in London, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 14th February 2018 we successfully raised £1,360 with 12 supporters in 56 days

£27,000 needed as salary for a full time member of staff and the remainder towards the general running costs and services of the charity.

by Cassandra Learning Centre in London, England, United Kingdom

The Cassandra Learning Centre is a registered charity. It was set up after the tragic murder of Cassandra McDermott by her ex-boyfriend. Cassandra was 19 years old.

The Cassandra McDermott case and family made legal history in 2009, by being the first case to be tired after the change in law in 2005 of the 800 yr old legal principle that anyone acquitted by a jury could not be retried even if new evidence was uncovered. The success was initiated after new and compelling evidence could be produced and the case re-opened and brought to the Court of Appeals to overturn

Cassandra Learning Centre is a charity based in London providing support to young people and families who have experienced domestic abuse. We also raise awareness of domestic abuse especially which young people and educate both young men and women about the risks and signs of domestic abuse/violence and to offer much needed support to those in need of assistance. We do this by doing workshops in schools and colleges and running workshops. Our London center provides a safe haven for those seeking help and advice on domestic abuse and many other things.

If it hurts, it isn't love

Courses and workshops for young people:

  • Case work support for young people
  • Counselling
  • Referrals depending on need
  • Risk Assessments
  • Drop in sessions
  • Mentoring sessions
  • Coffee and chat mornings
  • Women's Circle
  • Homework hub
  • Special Educational Needs and Disabilities - Keeping Safe
  • Workshops in schools, colleges, prisons and other settings

The centre is located in Norbury, South West London.  It consists of two floors.  We are fortunate that we have this space to enable us to deliver our activities.   It enables us to  support  by hiring out this space to well vetted events (with the nature of our charity we have to be extremely careful).

Our aim is to help support as many as we can, and we need help in order to do this.  

We are a small team of Trustees and volunteers.  The need of a full-time member of staff is required in order for us to deliver this support.  Our goal is to raise £50,000 of which £27,000 would be used to pay for a years wage for a full time manager / fundraiser and the remainder towards the services we provide and upkeep of our building.

Your funding will help with :-

  • Heating and lighting of our building
  • Security (installation and upkeep)
  • Payment of professional practitioners who help deliver our programs
  • IT costs
  • Sensory equipment
  • Workshop equipment
  • Telephony services (mobile phones for out of hours contact)
  • Kitchen on the 2nd floor

We have recently celebrated 10 years and had a fabulous evening event held at City Hall.  Our Patron Nazir Afzal OBEwas one our key speakers as well as Jayne Senior MBE.   There were performances by the Brit School and many others.   More details of our event can be found on our website / video .

Please help us achieve our goal. 

Cassandra Learning  Centre


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£5 or more

Thank you so much

A big thank you Tweet from Cassandra Learning Centre

£10 or more

Coffee and cake

How about joining us for a coffee / tea and cake

£20 or more

Join one of our workshops or classes

We run yoga classes and women groups

£50 or more

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Homemade Carribean dinner for two

Meal for two including a punch drink

£100 or more

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Cake made to order

14 inch cake of your choosing. Decoration basic icing / name / lettering. Collection / delivery local to the centre

£150 or more

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Carribean cooking class

2 1/2hr cooking class at the centre

£200 or more

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Constellation with Jutta ten Herkel

These workshops offer a powerful method for looking in a new and creative way at personal issues which may be troubling you or limiting your ability to progress in your life The constellation can reveal systemic influences and show you where your energy may be blocked.

£250 or more

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Consulation with Mark Brown

Mark Brown, founder of Special Help 4 Special Needs has over 30 years experience working with young adults with special needs and disabilities. He specialises in sexuality and puberty. Offering 1-1 consultations and support. Mark's work provides an individualised, practical based approach which aims to provide the child/young adult and those around them with the tools to explore themselves as well as help their future development.

£350 or more

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Three hours hire of Centre

Three hour hire of the top floor of the centre (3 rooms) Dates to be worked around Centre's event timetable This will include help of two people

£450 or more

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Children's sensory party

Children's sensory party and / or silent disco. Facilities. Safe space for families with children with sensory needs. Soft play, lego, playdough, disco lights and face painting. This includes a DJ who is happy to use a desired playlist. Staff will be provided

£1,000 or more

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Hire of the whole centre

1st and 2nd floors (6 rooms) 6hrs Not to clash with the charities events. Staff, Audio and Visual equipment and refreshments included

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