The Breathe Magic Programme was created to help young people with hemiplegia (a weakness or paralysis affecting one side of the body as a result of brain injury or stroke) through the art of magic.
The foundation uses specially designed Breathe Magic tricks to develop hand and arm function, cognitive abilities, self-confidence, and independence. This award-winning approach, backed by extensive research, gives young people access to 78 hours of intensive therapy and transforms them into young magicians. Specialist occupational therapists work alongside Magic Circle magicians to provide 1-to-1 therapy in a group setting, delivering interventions tailored to suit each young person’s particular needs.
Sea Containers London is an official partner with the Breathe Arts Health Research and in 2022 is committed to a number of activities including:
Hosting Summer Camp
Hosting Annual Showcase
Hosting Comedy Nights with Breathe Arts Health Research for the NHS
Wellbeing Support for our team through Creative Story Telling and Breathe Sessions
Sea Containers London has been a committed supporter of offering relief to NHS workers throughout the pandemic and beyond.
We launched the Nominate Your Hero campaign to support the NHS at a time of great need, as best we could. It has now become one of our long-term ESG initiatives with the pandemic having changed us all. We continue to strive to be the anchor in our community and with our continued NHS efforts, we hope to be a beacon for the local Guys & St Thomas’ hospitals. The world has changed. Our ethos has not.
We launched an initiative to give away 365 overnight stays at Sea Containers London, using our internal celebratory form, the trusted Fan Mail. We were completely overwhelmed by the fantastic responses and touched by the heroic stories that were shared with us, so we released a further 180 room nights to our heroes. We also lit our building in the shape and colours of a rainbow to show support
Since April 2020 we have activated the following campaigns for the NHS
Volume 1: 365 stays including breakfast plus 180 due to popularity
Volume 2: 16 weeks and Fan Mail each week. Winner drawn and received a voucher in our outlets
Volume 3: 100 Hampers of Gifts
Volume 4: 4 Weekly Secret Cinema viewings for NHS workers
Volume 5: Social Media nominations and 100 treatments given in February and March 2022
Volume 6: Comedy Night for NHS offered through Breathe Arts Health Research in 12th Knot in June 2022
Bankside Open Spaces Trust
Bankside Open Spaces Trust is an environmental and volunteering charity working to protect, preserve and enhance parks and gardens in London’s SE1 and surrounding areas. BOST cares for open spaces and run community projects to share their love of gardening and the outdoors. They support local people gardening on their estates, run horticultural training and host a range of youth and sports activities throughout the year.
Sea Containers London is committed to enhancing green spaces throughout our neighbourhood and is an official partner of BOST. In 2022 we have a formal program in place which includes the support and development of the Hatfield’s Green location in Southwark through an annual financial commitment and monthly team gardening sessions.
1.5 million adults in London struggle to afford to eat every day, 400,000 children are at risk of missing the next meal. Meanwhile, our food industry generates 3 million tonnes of good, edible surplus food each year.
The Felix Project is a London-based food redistribution charity set up in 2016 to tackle both issues.
The organisation rescues good, surplus food from the food industry that cannot be sold and would otherwise go to waste. This is high-quality and nutritious, including a high proportion of fresh fruit and vegetables, baked goods, salads, meat, and fish. They collect or receive food from over 539 suppliers, including supermarkets, wholesalers, farms, restaurants, and delis. This is then sorted and delivered to almost 1000 front-line charities, primary schools, and holiday programmes in London. That way, food that would have gone to waste is reaching vulnerable people, homeless, people with mental health challenges or those who simply cannot afford to buy regular, healthy food
Sea Containers London has been a partner of the Felix Project since 2017 and contributes both through ready-made meals and team volunteering.