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You have two days left to enter this raffle and not only be in with a chance of winning great prizes, but also supporting and helping people that REALLY need it!

Every £10.00 you donate to WAYout buys you the chance to win dinner for two at the top of The Shard. 2nd Prize is a signed copy of the book ‘David Beckham’ and 3rd prize is two tickets to Park Theatre.

The draw takes place on 17th February.

Full rules and conditions here
You must be over 16 to enter. Every entry you buy will be issued with an eticket the following day. The draw will take place on 17th February 2016, 5pm

About WAYout

WAYout supports street and disadvantaged young people in Sierra Leone, changing  the lives of street, vulnerable and conflict affected young people through the arts.

They offer training and shelter, make films that can effect change and record music that enables the excluded to  re-engage, promoting artistic freedom, education and empowerment.

Like many organisations working in Sierra Leone, 2015 was a tough year for WAYout, dealing with the Ebola crisis.

Unlike many youth organisations- they remained open but this meant an increase in numbers coming to WAYout, for somewhere to learn and create and as a safe place offering food and shelter during the lockdowns.

So their costs went up, whilst their income went down.

During the Ebola Crisis 83 young people earned certificates, they opened a new studio and finished five albums, supported other NGOs with videos.


WAYout is bringing their successful carol concert back to the heart of London.

Raising funds for WAYout’s work in Sierra Leone, the concert will include some amazing acts, the chance to sing along in a carol concert with a difference. As an example, watch the Youtube video of their last carol concert:

The last two years have been devastating for Sierra Leone. From the wide-reaching impact of Ebola, to more recent floods washing away many Freetown residents’ homes. Our work raising awarenes, providing voice, opportunities, shelter and homes to street youth and disadvantaged communities has already changed many lives and has never been more important.

The last carol concert had a true African twist with dancing in the aisles, along with the traditional carol-singing.
This year, the amazing London African Gospel Choir ( will be joining them again.

Please come along and have a great night, supporting WAYout’s work in the process.

And if you can’t join them in person, PLEASE SHARE with anyone you think may be interested.

Tickets are £15 each – to buy, please pay
1) via BMyCharity – Please state in the comment box your name and how many tickets you’re buying (please also tick the Gift Aid box):

2) Or at TicketScript (a 10% processing charge applies):

Brief teaser for forthcoming short film ‘AK’, starring Julian Sandi and directed by Michael Chandler.

For more information, check the AK Website and “Like” the Facebook page for the latest news – HERE

Winner best music video in the Sierra Leone Film Festival, the WAYout Anthem was written by Josta Hopps with Sinbob, Brian and Shargwan and recorded at Big Change Studios by Tehteh Cathouse and directed by Brian Mcandrew.

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Thursday December 17th at 7pm @ St. Giles Church, 60 St. Giles High Street, London WC2H 8LG

Well, the weather has turned, the shops have their campaigns fully underway, and the same old songs are flying out the radio. Yes, tis that time of year, but what better way for us to celebrate Christmas than with an African twist!!

WAYout is putting on a carol concert as a fundraiser, with the wonderful London African Gospel Choir plus special guests. The choir are fabulous, singing, dancing, swinging, clapping and foot tapping through traditional carols. And don’t worry, there will also be some sing-a-long carols as we know how much people like to sing out at Christmas! It is very central London, easy to get to, and the tickets are reasonable at £12 – with all money raised going to WAYout’s projects in Sierra Leone.

Please please buy tickets and help WAYout this Christmas – you can get them via their website and go to the events page


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