London360 16/05/12

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16 May 2012, 12:25

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London360 returns for a third series to bring you the best in news, events and local issues in London. Reporter Charley Dunlop presents the first show where we revisit Jamie Oliver’s Ministry of Food, take a look at the Pilion Trust Crashpad – who help young people cope with homelessness – need your help and much more.

Pilion Trust Crashpad appeal
Last series London360 covered the Amy Winehouse foundation, which featured an organisation called the Pilion Trust Crashpad who were funded by Amy’s foundation to stay open until the end of April.
At the time Amy’s father Mitch had said he was really touched and overwhelmed by how amazing the young people and staff were, but also really saddened by some of their stories.
Now from this month onwards the Crashpad has no premises to continue the good work that they do, as the use of the church basement they currently use has already been extended 3 times and there is no possibility of it being continued any further.
The cuts and challenges facing young people have meant an increase in the numbers of those needing help… You can donate here: http://www.justgiving.com/piliontrust/donate

Jamie Oliver’s Ministry of Food
In series 1, London360 showed you how Stratford, like many London boroughs, is teeming with fast food outlets and celebrity-chef Jamie Oliver had set up his ‘Ministry of Food’ initiative in the area. A few months down the line, London360 returned to see how the Newham community has taken to his unique approach to healthy eating and whether it’s made a difference at all….

Just Giving Awards
London360 gives you a sneak peak backstage at the Just Giving Awards, which celebrates the achievements of fundraisers, charities, and donors who’ve collectively raised more than £200m this past year. Reporter Rose Manley attended the event.

Ex-offenders Future Prospects
Everyone knows that finding a job is extremely difficult at the moment, but how much more difficult is it for those with criminal records? London’s statistics have shown that employment in the city is at an all time low – reporter Helena Poole has been finding out what the lifechances are for ex-offenders when they leave prison.

Youth Vote London
On May 3rd, the UK headed to the polls for the latest round of local elections, and for residents in the capital… the chance to elect the Mayor of London. But with youth voter turnout at only 40%, efforts were being made to get young Londoners more engaged inpolitics. London360 headed to the YouthVoteLondon registration rally to hear why no one should waste their chance to vote …

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