Our campus redevelopment
Our plans to create a national centre of excellence for children on Coram’s historic campus are fast becoming reality.
The Pears Pavilion, providing a safe place for children to receive adoption support and Creative Therapies
This year, we celebrated the official opening of the Pears Pavilion, our new home for adoption support and Creative Therapies. Named after its lead donor, the Pears Foundation, the purpose-built centre provides a safe place where vulnerable children can receive adoption support and express difficult emotions and feelings through art and music. It will also allow us to train the next generation of music and art therapists and build new partnerships to help more vulnerable children to access the therapy they need. The building was made possible with the generous support of Tokens of Love Gala Dinner 2013 and 2014, United Children of the World Charitable Trust, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, the Clothworkers' Foundation, The Wolfson Foundation, Landaid Charitable Trust, the Fawcett family, Peter Brown and Romey Brown OBE.
The opening of the Pears Pavilion was the second phase of our redevelopment plan. The first phase saw a new Education Centre.This now forms Coram’s new ‘front door’ and offers powerful learning experiences including Coram Life Education to thousands of local children. Educators will also be trained here to help children nationwide make healthier choices in life. We are immensely grateful to Bear Necessities – Lord Mayor’s Appeal 2011, the Garfield Weston Foundation, the United Children of the World Charitable Trust, the Tokens of Love Gala Dinner committees, the Beatrice Laing Trust, the Fawcett Family, the Worshipful Company of Paviors, CHK Charities Limited, and many others for making phase one possible.
For phase three, there will be a new conference & learning centre, made possible by the ZVM Rangoonwala Foundation, with an advice centre and programme for young people to access careers in the legal sector made possible by The Queen's Trust. Buckingham Palace has also agreed to allow us to name the new building The Queen Elizabeth II Centre.