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Wellcome Community Action2019-08-16T15:20:00+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…

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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

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 days to go till opening on July 13th the garden [...]

Wellcome Community Action 2018 Impact Report

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 Felix Project Age UK Camden Centre 404 Third Age Project [...]

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 projects showcased from Community Action Summer Season are: Cecil Sharp [...]

A Wellcome celebration of local community give back

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 were handed out, strawberries and cream were gleefully consumed and [...]

Wellcome cook up a storm at The Food Chain

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 turned up on the day and it ran smoothly throughout. [...]

A much wellcomed makeover of Centre 404 Leigh Road

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 supported living to 19 tenants with learning and physical disabilities. [...]

Wellcome get creative at Poetry in Wood

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 for people with learning difficulties. The team of five Wellcome volunteers [...]

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 showcased from Community Action Week 2017 are: Argyle Primary School [...]

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