St Hilda's East News 2019

SEPTEMBER

 

We are delighted to announce that we are hosting a reception evening for Guild members on the evening of Thursday 19th March 2020 at St Hilda’s East Community Centre. Our anniversary year will culminate in this celebration, bringing together Guild members and the St Hilda’s East community to commemorate our special relationship! Guild Chairman Olga Senior, Principal Eve Jardine-Young, and Chair of CLC Council Libby Bassett are planning to be present. With opportunities for networking, drinks and canapés, and a raffle with great prizes to be won, this event will be a great way to make new friends and meet old ones in London. Our centre is situated in the heart of Shoreditch, near Liverpool Street, and is minutes away from notable restaurants such as Shoreditch House, Dishoom, Lyle’s and Rochelle Canteen. Please do keep the date in the diary and keep a look out for updates here and on our website.

If you would like to keep up to date with what we’re getting up to in the months ahead, please do follow us on our social media accounts:

Instagram: https://bit.ly/2x18XQx Twitter: https://bit.ly/2XqcnLo and website: www.sthildas.org.uk. We’re using the hashtag #StHildasEast130 so please do spread the word!

If you are interested in attending on March 19th and / or supporting this event, please do not hesitate to get in touch with Andrea Shortell at: andrea@sthildas.org.uk or on 020 7739 8066.

St Hilda's East 130th Anniversary Newsflash - click here to download

JULY

Last weekend, St Hilda’s East hosted a Street Party on Rochelle Street on the historic Boundary Estate, celebrating 130 years of serving the community. With a DJ, traditional Bangladeshi dancers, ceremonial cake-cutting, games, a raffle, and an appearance from Tower Hamlets Mayor John Biggs (pictured below centre), the day brought together a diverse group of the local community and was a great success despite the little bit of rain experienced at the beginning of the day! We also thank those CLC students who volunteered their time to assist us on the day.

SHE Street Party 1 

Our next major event is the 130th Anniversary Dinner, to be held at The Mercers’ Hall in London on 1st October. CLC principal Eve Jardine-Young, Council Chair Libby Basset, Chair of Guild Olga Senior, and Patron of St Hilda’s East Carolyn Kirby will be attending as our guests. Set to be a hugely enjoyable evening with live entertainment, a performance from our Older People’s Project Choir, a live auction, and more, we have a number of tickets available for purchase. Thanks to the generous support of The Mercers, who are kindly providing use of their historic hall and food for the evening for free, all proceeds made on the evening will go directly to St Hilda’s East. If you are interested in purchasing a ticket, please get in touch with Andrea on the email below.

We are pleased to announce that we are hosting a reception evening for Guild members on 19th March 2020 at St Hilda’s East Community Centre. Our anniversary year will culminate in this celebration, bringing together Guild members and the St Hilda’s East community to commemorate our special relationship! Please do keep the date in the diary and keep a look out for updates here and on our website.

JUNE

A St Hilda’s East 130th Anniversary Team took part in the London-wide sponsored 10k Legal Walk on Monday 17th June to raise much-needed funds for our Advice Service. We are incredibly grateful for all the support that we have received for this event. We have raised just over £4,000, with some more sponsorship monies still coming in!

St Hilda's East June Newsflash - click here to download

APRIL

St Hilda's East 130th Anniversary Newsflash - click here to download

MARCH

St Hilda’s East will officially launch its 130th Anniversary celebrations on 1st April! They have been working hard over the last few months to organise a series of events throughout the year that will bring together the community, old and new, to celebrate this milestone of St Hilda’s East. From inter generational games to a street party, they are excited to be taking this opportunity to reflect on what St Hilda’s East has achieved in the last 130 years.

Alongside their fundraising dinner at the Mercers’ Hall on 1st October (kindly made available by The Mercers’ Company), they are organising a series of smaller fundraising events over the course of this exciting year. For those not able to attend the celebrations there will be other ways to mark the 130th anniversary and support the work of St Hilda’s East. They are launching an Anniversary Appeal to enable them to continue the much needed work in the East End of London into the next 130 years. Donations small or large are very much appreciated and can be made to the 130th Anniversary Fund; Bank: Natwest, Sort code: 60-80-01, Account no: 37331760. Thank you. 

If you would like to keep up to date with what they are getting up to in the months ahead, please do follow them on their social media accounts: https://www.instagram.com/sthildaseast/ / www.twitter.com/StHildasEast / and check out their newly designed website: www.sthildas.org.uk. They are using the hashtag #StHildas130 so please do spread the word!

If you are interested in attending or supporting any of our events, please get in touch with Andrea Shortell at: andrea@sthildas.org.uk or on 020 7739 8066.

FEBRUARY

Established by the Cheltenham Ladies’ College Guild, St Hilda’s East is celebrating its 130th anniversary this year. A range of opportunities are being organised to celebrate this wonderful landmark.

A special 130th fundraising dinner will be held at the prestigious Mercers’ Hall in the City of London on Tuesday 1st October. The Mercers’ Company is kindly donating use of its hall and paying for food for the occasion for St Hilda’s, and all funds raised will go to St Hilda’s East, enabling it to continue its much needed work into the future. St Hilda’s are selling event tickets for £500 (with discounts for tables) which includes a wonderful three course meal, wine and entertainment.  

We plan to hold a more modestly priced anniversary event for Guild members, and details of this will be made available in upcoming editions of Guild News. We very much look forward to sharing St Hilda’s East historic birthday with Guild members! Other events during the course of the year will include a community ‘Olympic games’ in our community centre during Easter and a summer street party.

For those not able to come to our celebrations there will be other ways to mark our  130th anniversary and support the work of St Hilda’s East. Donations small or large are very much appreciated and can be made to our 130th Anniversary Fund; Bank: Natwest, Sort code: 60-80-01, Account no: 38331760. Thank you.

If you are interested in attending or supporting any of our events, please do get in touch with Andrea Shortell at: andrea@sthildas.org.uk or on 020 77398066.