An exhibition of portraits and sculptures of Tower Hamlets children, created to raise awareness of child poverty in the borough, will be in Shoreditch this month

Fifty Children, Fifty Artists will display all 50 pieces for the first time, after charity Miracles launched the initiative in January 2014.

Emma Sergeant, who joined the project this year, said: “I wanted to be involved in the project because I believe every child deserves the same opportunities in life and I want to help highlight the issue of child poverty in Tower Hamlets.

“I have been given many opportunities in my life and it’s important for to me to give something back.”

Miracles is hoping the project will raise more than £300,000 that will go towards a number of focuses, including supporting children and their carers living in poverty and facing a life crisis such as serious illness, rapid relief funding and respite breaks and holidays.

Project director James Burton said: “The project is a celebration of Tower Hamlets and the children who live there. We believe every child should be afforded the same opportunities irrespective of the lifestyle they have been born into. The portraits are symbolic of that opportunity.”

March 23-27, 10am-5pm, Shoreditch Town Hall, Old Street,