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    Project Update: June/July 2020

    Throughout June and July, we have continued to be busy behind the scenes donating many more pillows and helping our families as best we can during these difficult times. Here’s what some of the parents who have recieved pillows had to say: “I just want to say a BIG thank Read more [...]


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    Dear London Teacher

    ​Dear London Teacher, I am delighted to let you know that the second full London Climate Action Week (LCAW) will take place between 14th and 20th November 2020.  A Covid friendly, 3 day, Digital LCAW took place between 1-3 July 2020. Every London school is invited to take part so that their students are Read more [...]

  • Ted Styles You

    One of the most popular programmes within Jobs Club is Ted Styles You. This is an initiative we run in partnership with Ted Baker to support guests around confidence ahead of interviews and starting work through clothing – and style! A four week course, each week guests work with staff Read more [...]

  • Backyard Nature

    I have just signed up to be a guardian of my patch for Backyard Nature. My patch, in this case, is a place in the far corner of my school’s grounds. We call it the Wild Area.  My school, Glebe School, shares our patch with our neighbouring school, Hawes Down Read more [...]

  • The Slow Ways to racial justice

    No one can win the war individually. It takes the wisdom of the elders and young people’s energy. (from the song Glory, by John Legend and Common.) I am a white British hetero-sexual middle aged man (I refuse to accept any older description than that!!). I am very aware of Read more [...]

  • Tower Hamlets

    Hello everyone! For this year’s Great Get Together, I’m sending postcards to the people in my area I know are self isolating. I know they are lonely and I’d like to do something to cheer them up…and maybe start a few pen pal relationships.

  • Watford Doorstep Dance Party!

    In Watford, we’re having a doorstep dance party on our street at 7pm on Friday, June 19th. We will play music really loudly and everyone on our street has committed to coming out to dance!

  • London N15

    Hi Great Get Together! I’m new to N15. I moved house just before lock down so haven’t had a chance to really meet my neighbours. I felt for this year’s Great Get Together, I could do something delicious and simple to start building connection with them. I’m going to bake Read more [...]

  • Update during lockdown

    Due to the Covid-19 lockdown, we have replaced our football training sessions with an online fitness programme that includes elements of football to continue to reach young people across Regents Park estate. Sessions are based around physical fitness, mental wellbeing and peer support. This online fitness programme allows our members Read more [...]

  • Supporting Older People During Lockdown

    Our community has been hit very hard by the Covid-10 Pandemic and in particular those having to be shielded and seen as extremely vulnerable due to frailty, poor health and living alone often far from family and relatives. Our highly popular older people’s activity hub in Cumberland Market had to Read more [...]

  • Project Update: May 2020

    In what has been a very difficult time for many people, we would like to try and bring some HOPE with this update! This month we have donated 7 more anti-suffocation pillows and have been able to continue our support (albeit virtually) to our families. Sending all our best wishes Read more [...]

  • Doorways 8. Teach a Girl to Swim.

    I’ve always been fascinated by the shipping forecast. I’d listen eagerly to find out what Grandma and Grandad Kelly could expect to see from their window as they looked out into the Firth of Forth. And, no matter when I listened, there always seemed to be storms blowing in Viking. Read more [...]

  • Project Update: April 2020!

    We are now many months into our Anti-Suffocation Pillow Project and we have been able to donate many more pillows to children with epilepsy. As always, we want to thank Greggs for supporting this project, enabling us to provide these pillows which help not only the parents but also the Read more [...]

  • Doorways 3: Food for Life

    Today I want to focus on one project that I cannot praise highly enough: Food for Life. I make no apologies for lifting all of this blog directly from their website. It is their Covid19 letter and can be read directly here. The only other comment that I want to Read more [...]

  • Walk INN Food Bank (COVID-19) Support

    Please donate to our project Our project have been self funding and we are making a very good impact in the community, we deliver food to family in need and those over 60 that are self isolated due to the Pandemic. People in need in our community are getting Read more [...]

  • Youth Engagement

    We are delighted to have been awarded £7,500 of funding from the Regent’s Place Community Fund towards our Football and Drop-In programmes at Fitzrovia Youth in Action. Over the next couple of weeks, we are going to be consulting young people and working with them to identify the impact of Read more [...]

  • A Lot of Litter

    This was our fourth event, the first event of 2020, on the 25 January in the River Brent at Quainton Street Open Space. The volunteers arrived with two options of work, either litter picking or riparian vegetation management. When the event started, we though there wouldn’t be enough litter for Read more [...]

  • Help make a difference…and maybe a cheese toastie!

    We’re just a few weeks into 2020, but already Home From Hospital Care’s Community Volunteers have been making a huge difference to people’s lives in Birmingham and Sandwell. We’ve visited over 200 recently discharged hospital patients, providing them with shopping and befriending services. As is usual for Home From Hospital Read more [...]

  • Rowing the Litter Boat

    We had our fourth event, the first event of 2020, on the 25 January in the River Brent at Quainton Street Open Space. The volunteers arrived with two options of work, either litter picking or riparian vegetation management. When the event started, we though there wouldn’t be enough litter for Read more [...]

  • Our first year

    Looking at our progress, and learning curve as we approach, and review our first year running. We are often visited by partner organisations, and have had a steady attendance at all of our brunch clubs. Since November 2019, we have provided 37 volunteering opportunities at this event alone, and the Read more [...]

  • Winsford Gardens Raised Beds

    #Greggs4Good funding project update (2020 photo competition.) In 2016, we received a grant from the Greggs Foundation network for the renovation and rebuilding of our raised vegetable and herb beds by replacing rotting timbers with more substantial and durable wooden sleepers. The old raised beds had been created in 2011, Read more [...]

  • Abbeyfields Inter-generational Project

    The #Greggs4good  Greggs Foundation has given us opportunities to expand our project and develop our community work such as developing inter-generational projects with our young people and elderly members of our community. This is something that we hope to continue with further funding and grow to form long lasting relationships, Read more [...]

  • BDCPS Choir 2020

    2020 marks the start of the very first BDCPS choir! We have teamed up with the amazingly talented Sophie Garner, voice coach from The Voice UK, she’s here to help our parents/carers harmonise like true professionals. We held a parent/carer breakfast on the 14th January where some of our parents Read more [...]

  • Update from the Community Gardens January 2020

    Update from the Community Gardens January 2020                                                                       First of the dwarf irises appearing Update      Happy new year! We’re only just over half way into January so far and our volunteers have started the new year with gusto! The final raised bed has Read more [...]

  • Venue Announcement

    We have secured our first venue for our Supreme Junior Club, at Gipton Methodist Church, Oaktree Place, LS9 6SX Starting next half term from Wednesday 4th March 2020 for six weeks for Primary school aged children (siblings welcome) Meet our merry mascots with lots of activities planned and lots of Read more [...]

  • The Most Popular Cake Design

    We get asked for all sorts of different cakes from Peppa Pig through to Go Karting Rats but the most popular cake design we have been asked to do by far is unicorns.  This is one trend that doesn’t seem to be showing any signs of going away. For any Read more [...]

  • One Special Birthday

    We don’t often get to meet the children who we bake for but we do occasionally which makes it extra special. Southampton Mencap, who are one of our referrers, hold regular social clubs for the kids they work with on a Saturday and during school holidays and we often are Read more [...]

  • Our 100th Cake

    In December 2019 we celebrated hitting the milestone of the 100th cake referral we have received since May 2019 when we first started baking birthday cakes for children who live in the City of Southampton whose families are for reasons of financial hardship, illness or disability unable to provide their Read more [...]

  • Tex Goes Mobile

    We at Cultivate Cornwall and TeX ended the year on a real high. We took on a new recruit who`s main aim is to help us get mobile! As we grow as a company, a team and with activities we have found a big need from participants to have a Read more [...]

  • New Year, New Start!

    Do you have a new year’s resolution to keep fit? Why not attend one of Friendship at Home’s exercise classes? We offer dance sessions, kurling, tai chi and chair based exercise! We have found benefits from exercising include: Better Bone Density Reduce the risk of developing dementia More confidence More Read more [...]

  • Power of 10

    The power of people coming together is so fierce and powerful. Just that vibe alone knocks me off my feet no matter where the crowd is especially when it comes to supporting someone in need. Now that is activism. Imagine what 1 pound is able to do. We all give Read more [...]

  • Meeting Autism Voice Gave Me Relief- Josanne James

    My name is Josanne James. I’m a mother to a son (Delano McDonald) who was diagnosed with autism at age 4. Delano’s autism is accompanied by learning disabilities and dyspraxia. Against the advice of others, he has always remained in mainstream schools. With a statement of special education needs, he’s Read more [...]

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