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Kelston Club & Study Centre. An Introduction. In South London since 1964. Volunteers run worthwhile activities for schoolboys and young adults, with an emphasis on study and character development. Why Kelston?. A clear need for. An attractive out of school place to study

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In South London since 1964

Volunteers run worthwhile activities for schoolboys and young adults, with an emphasis on study and character development

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Why Kelston?

A clear need for

  • An attractive out of school place to study

  • A meeting place to make new and varied friends

  • A positive example from one’s peers

  • A support structure for character development

  • Leadership which encourages and inspires

  • Constructive leisure-time activities

  • Safe environment with a Christian ethos

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Social Projects


Eastern Poland

Local Elderly

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Encouraging Study

After School Homework Club

Private Study Daily

Intensive Study Weeks

Pre-university Courses

Individual Tutoring

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Character Forming

Guest Speakers

Public Speaking & Debating

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Character Forming

Spiritual Development

Understanding one’s Faith

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Character Forming



Cultural Visits

Weekends Away

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Character Forming

Overseas Trips

Adventure Weeks

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Character Forming

Adventure Sports

Team Games

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Character Forming


Performing Arts

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Character Forming





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Character Forming

Enjoying Themselves

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Training in Leadership

Older Members Leading Younger

Learning to Lead

Leading One’s Peers

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Why Support Us?

Here is the Future

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Why Support Us?

We Need to Expand

  • Hundreds of young people have benefited over nearly 50 years

  • At present, bursting at the seams

  • Need to accommodate more leaders

  • Advantage of running concurrent activities

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The Expansion Project

1964 to 2014






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The Expansion Project


Additional 3-fold expansion

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Kelston Management

Kelston is owned and run by the Netherhall Educational Association, registered charity no. 236586, and promotes educational initiatives in accordance with Christian principles. Spiritual activities are entrusted to Opus Dei, a personal prelature of the Catholic Church.

The running of Kelston is funded by member subscriptions, local council support and private donations.

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What is Needed

Capital Costs

Works – contract sum £832,000

VAT at 17.5% £145,688

Professional Fees £80,812

Outstanding loan on property £338,000

TOTAL £1,588.000

Donations raised to date £168,000

TOTAL NEEDED £1,420,000

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Financial Plan

We are delighted to have secured an interest-free loan from a European Foundation which has enabled us to begin the building works in February 2010 for completion in the autumn. We have to repay the loan over the years but the sooner it is repaid the sooner the foundation can support other charities with this money and the sooner we shall be able to use funds raised in the future for other activities.

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Fund-raising Efforts

Fund-raising Club Events

Sponsored Events

Parents’ Fund-raising

Planned Headline Event

Applications to Trusts

Personal Donations

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Possible Donation Targets

Number Amount

2 £250,000

3 £100,000

4 £50,000

5 £25,000

6 £10,000

25 £5,000

110 £1,000

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How You Can Help

  • Substantial Lead Donations

  • One-off Donations and Standing Orders

  • Tax-Effective Giving

  • Payroll Giving

  • Letting us know who might be able to help

  • Letting us know of any trustees known

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  • Visit

  • Telephone 020 8673 2242 and speak to Cliff Cobb, Club Leader of 30 years standing

  • Email us at [email protected]

  • Cheques made payable to The Kelston Project and sent to Kelston, 159 Nightingale Lane, London SW12 8NQ

  • Arrange a visit at your convenience

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Comments about Kelston

  • ‘How delighted we are that the boys of Kelston manage to find time to come and visit the patients here. It’s so nice to see young people giving up a little of their time in this.’

    M Griffin, Senior Nursing Officer, Royal Hospital & Home

  • ‘Balham’s Kelston Club organised a unique and wonderful day out when they took a number of disabled volunteers among many abseiling down the White Cliffs of Dover to raise funds.’

    Wandsworth Borough News