Wellcome Community Action2019-09-24T06:07:16+00:00

Project Description

Wellcome rolls up its Community Action sleeves to help local projects for a fourth year.

Wellcome Community Action is a team volunteering campaign created by Wellcome in 2016 to support & establish relationships with grassroots projects local to their London office.

Wellcome Community Action is now in its fourth year and in 2019 took place between the Monday 1st – Friday 12th July, staff from across Wellcome formed teams and helped 11 fantastic projects. From painting to gardening to cooking dig into the impact and stories below…

Impact so far

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Highlights from last year

Watch this video to review the fantastic projects that were supported last year

Stories from supported projects

( Total 16 )

Growing Story Garden

July 27, 2019 |

Nestled in the heart of Somers Town the Story Garden has begun to take root. Global Generation's newest meanwhile space has been rising from the hardcore and concrete. With 10 [...]

Wellcome Trust visit to Weedington...

August 13, 2019 |

It was a beautiful sunny day when we started on Tuesday 2nd July, and entering the garden it was clear there was lots to be done. Having gathered we launched [...]

From Sorting Socks to Checking...

August 13, 2019 |

We were delighted to welcome a wonderfully enthusiastic and hard working team from Wellcome as part of their Community Action Summer Season. Little Village is here to make it as [...]

Wellcome Community Action 2018 Impact...

May 29, 2019 |

There were also some awesome stories generated from the participating projects of the Wellcome Community Action Summer Season campaign. Have a read by following the links below: The Food Chain The [...]

Wellcome Community Action 2018 Video

May 29, 2019 |

Wellcome have put together this short video which highlights some of the community give back that their organisation has been involved with this year, including Community Action Summer Season. The [...]

Wellcome Trust Community Project at...

May 29, 2019 |

Over forty people came to help at the Cecil Sharp House Permaculture Garden from the Wellcome Trust over 3 days at the beginning of July. They achieved a massive amount [...]

Wellcome take local pensioners to...

May 29, 2019 |

The Third Age Project is a popular local older people's charity that challenges the public's attitude towards being old. 6 Wellcome staff took 46 pensioners on a coach trip to [...]

A Wellcome celebration of local...

May 29, 2019 |

The #WellcomeCommunityAction campaign came to a triumphant conclusion on Tuesday with the annual celebration event, which recognised the volunteering exploits of hundreds of Wellcome staff from across the organisation. Prizes [...]

Wellcome lend a helping hand...

May 29, 2019 |

The tenants at Centre 404's Leigh Road project were extremely happy to welcome a team of 17 volunteers form the Wellcome Trust to their home. The Wellcome team worked diligently [...]

Wellcome cook up a storm...

May 29, 2019 |

On the 12th July 15 volunteers took it upon themselves to help The Food Chain to prepare lunch for the public. The Food Chains background can be found here. All volunteers [...]

Wellcome Community Action Day @...

May 29, 2019 |

Project champion Agnes Nilan came along to our kitchen on June 27th for an initial meeting with me and our kitchen manager, Peter. This is the first time a corporate [...]

A much wellcomed makeover of...

May 29, 2019 |

On what was a gloriously sunny afternoon last Thursday, I paid a visit to Centre 404's Leigh Road site to see 17 Wellcome volunteers lending a hand. Leigh Road provides [...]

Wellcome get creative at Poetry...

May 29, 2019 |

As part of the #WellcomeCommunityAction volunteer campaign I made a brief visit to Poetry in Wood, a social enterprise based in Tower Hamlets that provides accredited art and design courses [...]

Wellcome CAW 2017 video

May 14, 2019 |

Wellcome have put together this short video which highlights some of the community give back that their organisation has been involved with this year, including Community Action Week. The projects [...]

The team were fully engaged with our members and gave great advice during the “Tea & Tech” session. They got really stuck into the football game as well and had a great deal of fun with the local footballers. The day was a win-win for both our members and the volunteers.

Social highlights from across the #WellcomeCommunityAction Summer Season