Community & Partners Update: 26th March 2021

Community & Partners Update

Hidden Heroes Interviews:
On Monday 29th March at 7pm, Leann Cross, Home-Start Greenwich Director, will be hosting the last episode of our  Hidden Heroes instagram live series which was launched to celebrate women in our Community and the inspiring work they are doing. We will be on that date interviewing another 3 amazing women in our community, tune in for some interesting and inspiring conversations.

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29th March: Hidden Heroes Guests:

Lindsey Crompton: Partner & Social Impact Manager, John Lewis Partnership 

Lindsey joined the John Lewis Partnership (JLP) in June 2018, leading national Social Impact programmes for Waitrose.  In August 2020, she took on the John Lewis programme and is now responsible for developing and managing Social Impact across the Partnership, including local community initiatives such as Community Matters and Partner volunteering, through to national campaigns, including Give a Little Love, supporting Home-Start and FareShare.
Prior to JLP, Lindsey worked at Tesco for over 5 years, initially as Head of UK Community, and more latterly as Head of Health Campaigns.  There, she led charity partnerships with Diabetes UK, British Heart Foundation and Cancer Research UK, the Neighbourhood Food Collection, the Bags of Help scheme and work around surplus food donations. Other experience includes Corporate Responsibility roles at British Gas and Société Générale.  She also has experience of working in the charity sector in London, New York and Paris.
Outside work, Lindsey enjoys spending time with her husband and two young boys.
Lucy Isaiah: Founder of Black Female Entrepreneur Greenwich

Lucy Isaiah is an Accessories Designer, Entrepreneur, Speaker, Community Leader and Women Mentor, Business Consultant. She empowers women with the tools and mind set to start up their own businesses and provides platforms for them to showcase their creativity, skills, talents and ideas with her organisation Black Female Entrepreneur Greenwich. She has received a UNA Award for Community and lnclusion services (UNA 2017) and a Greenwich Volunteering Award 2018. In 2019, she was the Winner of Keolis Amey Award for being a Community Champion and was nominated as an influential Women in Woolwich in 2018. She has also received IRMM Award 2019 as an Influential Role Mentor and received a Royal Borough of Greenwich Civic award in 2019 for her Voluntary role. In 2019 She received The Lioness Women Award for Outstanding Leadership.
As well as being a local business woman and a fashion designer Lucy runs free community sewing classes in Woolwich and Thamesmead, and with her charity Second Tots – Skill my Voice, she offers free skills acquisition training to women and piano and guitar lessons to children and young people. 
She is a mother of three young children and she is passionate about education, community, health & safety, community development and equal opportunity.
Following her success in setting up her business and mentoring others she was shortlisted after interviews for the BBC Apprentice 2020, a TV program for entrepreneurs organised by Lord Alan Sugar.

Martha Holder: Headteacher, Mulgrave Primary School

Martha Holder has 19 years of teaching experience; 15 of which have been as a senior leader. She has dedicated all of her teaching career to children in inner city schools and is currently the Head Teacher of a successful 2 form entry school in the heart of Woolwich, Greenwich. Mulgrave Primary School is a vibrant, multicultural school that raises the aspirations of their children, staff and the wider community.

Martha has worked with a diverse range of leaders throughout her career which has inspired her to develop a school ethos that is purposeful, inclusive and challenges stereotypes. She is determined that every child has an education that goes beyond the classroom and instils a lifelong love of learning.

Hidden Heroes -Episode 3

   Below is the link to the interviews with:

  • Claire Pritchard: Ceo of GCDA
  • Zoe Tapper: British Actress and Mum’s Aid Ambassador
  • Victoria Maynard: Community Engagement Consultant and Parent Volunteer
Hidden Heroes: Episode 3-Interviews

SAVE THE DATE! Woolwich Common Community Voting Day: Saturday 27 March 12:30pm

Sign up for Woolwich Common Community Voting Day and you can decide how money is spent in Woolwich on community projects aiming to help reduce the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
You can register to join an online “Dragons Den” meeting where you as residents, get to decide what projects get funding in your community!  You’ll be able to watch the groups pitch for your vote and decide how money gets spent where you live. If you can spare 90 minutes of your time this Saturday, you’ll find out a lot more about your local area and the people who live in it. You might even find a project you want to help yourself.
Voting is open to people who live in Woolwich Common ward and you can register on the link below:

Register to vote
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