A World With Friends

A World With Friends Proms 2023/24

Prior to the pandemic A World With friends held 3 proms a year across the UK. The Proms are magical nights for young people who were too unwell to go to their own school prom. Now the Proms are back! and we need to raise the money to hold all 3 again
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RCN 1175539

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After 13 Brain Surgeries for a Tumor, Hydrocephalus and Epilepsy Lewis Hine found himself isolated and alone. He started a small community project called Friend Finder which helped local children isolated by their illness or disability connect and make friends. Lewis made a 90 second video of his life living with a life limiting illness and how everyone needs a friend. The video was seen by over 31 million people and within 1 week he had received over 50,000 emails from other young people like him around the world who felt isolated by their health condition. Lewis realised the problem was far bigger than his local community group so he founded a charity and re branded it 'A WORLD WITH FRIENDS'.

In 2017 Lewis sat in Great Ormond St Hospital in London watching social media clips of people at his school getting ready for prom. Lewis decided that it was time everyone like him who missed out on their prom due to illness or disability should have a prom too. Since then the charity has been putting on Proms across the UK. Unfortunately the pandemic put a stop to the proms but now they are back!!!!

We get requests from young people all over the country so please donate what ever you can so we can make their dreams come true and give them the prom night they always dreamed of.

About the charity

A World With Friends

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RCN 1175539
A World With Friends was set up by teenager Lewis Hine after years of hospital left him feeling isolated, depressed and alone. AWWF helps disabled and poorly children who miss a lot of school come together and make friends. Having a friend to talk to improves your mental health and makes you smile.

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