The Johnson Foundation are proud to be celebrating the end of a successful pilot of our Inspired Reading Programme. Launched in October 2020 in response to the pandemic, our reading and aspiration programme has worked with 7 local schools, supporting 68 children in Years 2, 3 and 4 who were at risk of falling behind

Inspired Reading

      ⭐️    VOLUNTEERS WANTED   ⭐️     After what has been the most challenging few months all of us have ever faced, here at The Foundation have been fortunate to work with local community groups to support our most vulnerable residents. We have been able to see first hand people going the extra

Happy Hoppy Hampers

The Johnson Foundation founded by Peter Johnson has teamed up with fellow Wirral business Inspirations Wholesale in Bromborough to create 50 hampers for those going the extra mile in the community. The Johnson Foundation was started by Wirral businessman and philanthropist Peter Johnson in 1987 and was established to promote any charitable purposes for the
To commemorate Remembrance Day on 11th November, a very special Conversation took place at Age UK Wirral’s Meadowcroft Centre in Bromborough. In partnership with the Joining Forces group, three Wirral High Schools were invited to meet Veterans and hear about their experiences of war as well as discuss what Remembrance means. All of the students
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Young Chamber Cadets from Woodlands Primary School have Merseytravel as their ‘adopted’ business and were given the challenge of creating a colourful design for a new Mersey Ferry as well as a new pop up cafe idea based at the Woodside Ferry Terminal.  The Year 5 children spent the day at school coming up with enterprising
Young Chamber Cadets from Bidston Avenue Primary School were given the challenge of creating an event at Tranmere Rovers Football Club, who are their ‘adopted’ business. The Year 5 children spent the day at school creating an event that would be exciting to attend, involve the community and ultimately make a profit! They had to
A HUGE thank you to everyone who attended the Johnson Foundation Charity Lunch at Thyme, Oxton. We were delighted to present a cheque to Christine Done, Appeals Manager from The Clatterbridge Cancer Charity for £3,346.25. Special thanks to Cathy Frost, owner of Thyme who was incredibly generous and made this total possible. Thank you to

Go Kids Go!

Wheelchair Skills Workshop In February a grant of £1,500 was awarded to Go Kids Go! for a wheelchair skills workshop which took place on Sunday 10th March 2019 in the sports hall at Woodchurch High School. The workshop was once again very well attended, with some young people attending for the very first time, whilst
Year 5 children from Mendell Primary School have been ‘adopted’ by The Village Hotel and were invited for a special Behind the Scenes Tour to see first hand how the hotel operates. The children were split into two team and completed their Challenge by creating Mocktails and ‘Prom Organisation’ sessions. Hillside Primary School are working
Bridging the gap between education and employment, the Young Chamber Cadets programme works with chosen schools across Wirral and addresses important issues around positive role models, socio-economic aspirations and reaching potential from a young age.  The programme aims to highlight the amazing industries we have right here on Wirral. Each school is ‘adopted’ by a local

Great Wirral Conversation

Wednesday 19th  June 2019 saw The Johnson Foundation host the fifth Great Wirral Conversation in partnership with Young Chamber and Age UK Wirral.  Fifteen Year 9 pupils from West Kirby Grammar School were delighted to be invited to take part. The intergenerational topic of conversation was Friendship & Self-Esteem. Back at school the students wrote an account
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On Wednesday 29th May The Johnson Foundation hosted a Charity Lunch raising money for Clatterbridge Cancer Centre at Thyme in Oxton Village. Clatterbridge do amazing work for our community and we are lucky to have the facilities on our doorstep and we were delighted to support this very worthy organisation.   This lovely event raised a
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Great Wirral Conversation

Wednesday 8th May 2019 saw The Johnson Foundation host the fourth Great Wirral Conversation in partnership with Young Chamber and Age UK Wirral.  Fifteen Year 8 pupils from Oldershaw Academy were delighted to be invited to take part. The intergenerational topic of conversation was Is the world a better place now or when you were our

Great Wirral Conversation

Wednesday 20th March saw The Johnson Foundation host the third Great Wirral Conversation in partnership with Young Chamber and Age UK Wirral. 12 year 8 girls from Birkenhead High School Academy, along with their teacher Mr Austin, joined a group of retired ladies to talk about achievement and how it can be measured. The girls wrote

Children’s Christmas Party

Involve Northwest work with families affected by Domestic Abuse and wanted to help the families that they support have the best Christmas ever and hold an extravaganza of a party! Working with families who have experienced domestic abuse, but crucially the work they do with the children helping them move forward in their journey of

Great Wirral Conversation

Wednesday 28th November saw The Johnson Foundation host the second Great Wirral Conversation in partnership with Young Chamber and Age UK Wirral. This time round we welcomed a group of year 8 students from Birkenhead High School Academy along with a group of ladies from Age UK Wirral. The inter-generational topic of conversation this time

Afternoon Tea

Thursday 8th November saw Birkenhead Town Hall come alive with music and song at an emotional Afternoon Tea to commemorate the end of WW1 and to remember the sacrifices made by all of those with military connections in Birkenhead. The event, which was attended by over 75 older members of our local community was a