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PiP - Pursuing Independent Paths

PiP stands for Pursuing Independent Paths. We are a small but mighty community charity firmly based in the North Westminster and North Kensington communities. We empower adults with Learning Disabilities and Autism to become independent, achieve their potential and thrive.



Registered charity no. 1088592

Member since March 2021

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Double your donations with PiP!

Double your donations with PiP!

PiP have signed up to The Big Give and will be running a fundraising campaign towards our employment and vocational training support, including Fruitful, to help more PiP students into meaningful, paid employment.

We’re looking for supporters to pledge to support PiP during the campaign – if you do, your donation will be doubled by matched funding from the campaign!

You can pledge by:

  • Booking Fruitful for Giving Tuesday or during The Big Give week (w/c 29th November 2021)

  • Booking our PiP Band for Christmas Carols in December and paying during The Big Give week

  • Booking a PiP stall so your staff can buy PiP merchandise, Christmas Cards and unique one-off artworks.

  • Organise a Fundraiser for PiP on Giving Tuesday or during the Big Give week – we can support you to run an inclusive fundraiser with your staff and our students whether that be a quiz, a bingo night, or a showcase event. Let us know your ideas!

If you’d like to discuss making a pledge please get in touch with Claire, Community Fundraiser claireg@piponline.org.uk or visit our pledge site below to make a pledge to support us in December and your donation will be doubled!

Pledge for PiP: https://www.thebiggive.org.uk/s/pledge?campaignId=a056900001wYS0YAAW

Our pledge target is just £1,750 and the minimum pledge you can donate is £100.

Please note: Pledges must be made by end August to qualify for the matched funding and will be collected during w/c 29th November.

Come visit us every Wednesday in Paddington! #goodforyougoodforme

Come visit us every Wednesday in Paddington! #goodforyougoodforme

Fruitful is PiP's social enterprise fruit juice pop up that pops up at markets and businesses across London.

We're popping up every Wednesday in Paddington and you can come visit us for free fruit and juices and to see us in action!

Fruitful provides vocational training and work experience for our students as well as tasty healthy juices for customers and a range of merchandise that are also available at our Etsy Shop: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/PiPandFruitful

If your business is near Paddington and you'd like to come and meet Fruitful, pop down on Wednesdays in August! Or contact us on samanthad@piponline.org.uk and we can arrange a visit.

Never has a coffee and gingerbread man tasted so good!

Never has a coffee and gingerbread man tasted so good!

PiP are back delivering community visits with our students, adults with learning disabilities and autism and supporting them to reintegrate into their local communities.

Danny, PiP student pictured above, has been shielding since October due to a change in government guidelines that recommended people with Down's Syndrome stay home.  Danny is super sociable and really misses being out and about.  Since we've started visits he has been to the pub for lunch with his friend Marcio and their keyworker and been going on walks in the local area.

He is delighted to be back out supporting local businesses with his hard-earned money from his job as being one of our PiP Receptionists.