St Hilda's East News 2017

 

DECEMBER

ST HILDA'S EAST NEWSFLASH - DECEMBER 2017

Welcome to the Christmas edition of Newsflash, our newsletter for friends and supporters!

This mini-issue contains our activities over the Christmas season so far, and some updates on amazing work done by some of our donors! Rob Abernathy (mentioned on page 2) has a justgiving page on https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/RobAbernethy1and to watch the Co-op’s short video about us mentioned on page 2, you can click here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4l-grJMM2_0 

We hope you enjoy this edition of Newsflash, and the coming holiday season.

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NOVEMBER

ST HILDA'S EAST CHRISTMAS MARKET - SATURDAY 2ND DECEMBER

St Hilda's East is hosting a Christmas Market this Saturday (2nd December) to raise urgently needed funds for our Older People's Project.

There will be 20 art and craft stalls (including art from www.maryamhashemi.co.uk, Ben's lasercut jewelery www.bendlaser.bigcartel.com and some tropical creations by www.wearewildthings.co.uk). There'll also be a vintage area for clothes and other items and plenty of mulled wine/mince pies/samosas.

We would love to see some of you there. Please do share/invite friends if you can. Thanks!

Click here for poster.

OCTOBER

TUESDAY 28TH NOVEMBER – OPEN DAY AND AGM

From 11.00am come and see our projects and activities, a buffet lunch from 12.00, a short AGM at 2.00pm followed by afternoon tea. The AGM will be proceeded by a performance of songs by Virginia Primary School Choir.

SATURDAY 2ND DECEMBER - ST HILDA’S CHRISTMAS MARKET FROM 12.00 TO 7.00PM

We need vendors to have a table to sell their items so please pass the word around, if anyone is crafty/artistic and wants to sell what they have made please apply.  Please contact bethan@sthildas.org.uk for vendor information and application form.  

Proceeds will benefit St Hilda's Older People's Project.

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SEPTEMBER

ST HILDA'S EAST NEWSFLASH - SEPTEMBER 2017

Welcome to the September edition of Newsflash, our newsletter for friends and supporters!

This issue illustrates the wide range of ways St Hilda’s projects work with volunteers of all types, from corporate groups volunteering (page 2) to individuals who reach us through our Community Volunteering Project (Project Spotlight, page 4). Also featured are our latest community events, our Great Get Together in the summer and our upcoming participation in the Boundary Fun Palace, a collaboration with other groups on the Boundary Estate.

You are warmly invited to attend the Fun Palace, on Saturday 7th October from 11am to 5pm, and it promises to be a varied and lively event!

Thank you for your support.

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JUNE

GREAT GET TOGETHER - 8TH JULY 2017

St Hilda's East is hosting a Great Get Together event on Saturday 8th July – click here to see the poster with further details. It is part of the nationwide programme of Great Get Together events, marking the year since Jo Cox MP was killed and aimed at bringing the community together. These ‘get togethers’ took place the weekend before last in other parts of the country, but are largely being held after Ramadan in the East London borough of Tower Hamlets, including our own event. The occasion will include an interactive art activity, a showing of a hilarious ‘horror comedy’ film made by members of our young disabled project, and of course refreshments!

MAY

ST HILDA'S EAST NEWSFLASH - MAY 2017

Welcome to our May 2017 edition of Newsflash!

This issue is Healthy Living themed, featuring our Food Co-op and our fitness-based activities of the year so far!

Also featured is our Sponsored Walk team, part of the annual London Legal Support Trust Sponsored Walk, who are raising money for our free advice service - very much in demand in our community. Any support you are able to give the team would be gratefully received and would be a huge help to our service! Our online donations page can be found at http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/StHilda2017or contact me for details.

Thank you for all your support, and we hope you enjoy this edition of Newsflash.

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APRIL

LONDON MARATHON SUCCESS

Big congratulations to our super star runner Kate Wakeling! Kate ran the London Marathon on Sunday 23rd April and finished in a great time of just over 4 hours. She worked extremely hard to train and achieve such a big goal and did fantastically raising a total amount of £2,672 for St Hilda's East Community Centre. We appreciate all the hard work and effort that she put into this and we will always be grateful for the support received. We want to send our heart felt thanks to Kate and a massive well done for a truly incredible lifelong achievement. We are extremely proud of you and feel honoured to have been one of the many charities to be supported by such an amazing event. Well done and thank you!  Best wishes from everyone at St Hilda's East Community Centre.

"I loved and enjoyed, almost every moment of it. The atmosphere was surreal and I felt famous running along hearing my name being called out almost all the way, whilst completing the course in 4 hours 2 minutes. A highlight was having Prince William hand me a bottle of water. It was a truly inspirational experience and I could not have done it without all your support, thank you so much." - Kate Wakeling

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If you would like to sponsor Kate the link to her fundraising page is below:

http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-web/fundraiser/showFundraiserPage.action?userUrl=KateWakeling&faId=766256&isTeam=false

 

DEVELOPMENT AND FUNDRAISING VACANCY

St Hilda's East are advertising a Development and Fundraising post.  This is an exciting role - a combination of organising community fundraising from sponsored events to Bake Sales, building links with local businesses to secure their support, sending out appeals to charitable trusts, as well as organising community activities and events. We are looking for someone with good organising skills, excellent verbal and written communication, and a commitment to the community. Ability is as important as formal experience. It may appeal to suitably motivated ex-CLC graduates who have finished university and in the earlier stages of their career. It’s an excellent chance to make a real difference!

To view the advert please click the following link: https://jobs.theguardian.com/job/6504162/development-and-fundraising-officer/?LinkSource=PremiumListing

Closing date: Tuesday 9th May, 10.00am.

LONDON LEGAL WALK - 22ND MAY 2017

A team of staff and volunteers from St Hilda's will be entering the London Legal Support Trust's sponsored walk again this year, along with a whopping 571 teams from other organisations!

This is a great event with teams completing a 10km walk through central London to raise money for free legal advice services - in our case our very own Advice Service, an extremely busy and valuable resource for our local community. The work done by our advice team makes a huge difference to our service users and every bit of funding we are able to raise helps us to do more.

Any support you can give our team would be fantastic, and make a real difference to the people we work with! Please consider sponsoring us online - at https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/StHilda2017 - or contact Hannah Lancashire hannah@sthildas.org.uk for a sponsorship form. 

MARCH

LONDON MARATHON RUNNER

Following the appeal in September (to Guild members and CLC staff) for a volunteer to run the London Marathon in aid of St Hilda’s East Community Centre, CLC PE staff member Kate Wakeling will be running on their behalf. If you would like to sponsor her the link to her fundraising page is below:

http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-web/fundraiser/showFundraiserPage.action?userUrl=KateWakeling&faId=766256&isTeam=false

JANUARY 2017

ST HILDA'S EAST NEWSFLASH - JANUARY 2017

This issue contains an update on our events over the Christmas period, our fundraising activities and our Community Volunteering project.

Also featured is our amazing marathon runner, Kate Wakeling (CLC PE staff), who is running the London Marathon to raise money for St Hilda's East. Any support you can give to her would be gratefully received! Her online donations page can be found at https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/KateWakeling

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NOVEMBER

LONDON MARATHON RUNNER

Following the appeal in September (to Guild members and CLC staff) for a volunteer to run the London Marathon in aid of St Hilda’s East Community Centre, CLC PE staff member Kate Wakeling is going to be running on their behalf. If you would like to sponsor her the link to her fundraising page is below:

http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-web/fundraiser/showFundraiserPage.action?userUrl=KateWakeling&faId=766256&isTeam=false

ST HILDA'S EAST FESTIVE FAYRE

St Hilda's East are holding two Festive Fayres in in December, they are on the 8th and 15th of December at our centre. The 8th December runs 11am to 3pm and the 15th December from 5pm to 8pm and both will be selling items made by our users and staff.  If any London-based Guild members are interested please do come along!

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OCTOBER

ST HILDA’S EAST OPEN DAY AND AGM - TUESDAY 8TH NOVEMBER 2016

The day will commence at 11.00am, running until 2pm (including buffet lunch refreshments) when we will hold our AGM, followed by afternoon tea. Our user groups and staff will be running activities during the day for visitors to see (and join in if they wish!). A music group from our local secondary school, Bethnal Green Academy, will provide an exciting vocal performance during the Open Day, with Year 4 children from Virginia School making a short presentation at the start of the AGM. We would be delighted to welcome Guild members at any point during the day.

Please RSVP to: Heather Livermore heather@sthildas.org.uk Tel: 020 7739 8066

ST HILDA'S EAST NEWSFLASH - OCTOBER 2016

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SEPTEMBER

LONDON MARATHON IN AID OF ST HILDA’S EAST COMMUNITY CENTRE

Are you a runner?

Are you looking for a challenge in 2017?

Would you like to run the London Marathon in aid of St Hilda’s East Community Centre?

We are looking for one lucky runner to take part in one of the biggest events of the year on 23rd April 2017. St Hilda’s East has won a place to take part in this amazing occasion. We have paid the entry fee and are hoping that the person will raise at least £2k. This is a wonderful chance to have the experience of a lifetime and help Guild’s longstanding charity.

If you are interested and for more details email maya@sthildas.org.uk

We’d love to hear from you!