|Community & Partners Update
During the lockdown we developed several projects to develop outdoor spaces so that our families that live in inadequate housing with little or no access to outdoor public facilities could have access to alternative solutions. Our idea was to provide opportunities for families to engage in outdoor activities together, particularly supporting those who have been isolated during lockdown.
Over the past 5 years Lovell have supported several Home-Start Greenwich projects across the Royal Borough of Greenwich and in 2020 Lovell took the opportunity to be part of this exciting project and supported us with items for an outdoor space at Mulgrave school which now has a fully developed allotment area.
At the start of October 2021, Lovell along with Home-Start Greenwich teamed up again to work on the outdoor space at our Plumstead Nursery/ Children Centre site. Lovell were able to donate 12 volunteers on the day, as well as materials, tools, and planting. We are so grateful for the support provided and absolutely thrilled that they have said that they will continue to support the staff to keep on top of the space and help the children to develop outdoor skills.
On Wednesday 27th Lovell hosted a celebratory event at the Trinity Walk development in Woolwich to mark the completion of the development. As part of the event they ran a raffle – with prizes provided by their sub-contractors, they made Home-Start Greenwich the beneficiary of the raffle and raised over £500 on the day. We are extremely grateful for this generous donation and for all of the support received from Lovell over the past couple of years.
|Black History Month Festival in partnership with Museum of London
On Wednesday 27th October Home-Start Greenwich hosted a Black History Month Festival at Brookhill Children’s Centre in partnership with the Museum of London, Docklands. There was lots of entertainment from a live steel pan called Play it on Pan, a taster family afro-fitness session from Sipp Sopps Entertainment Ltd, story telling and a laugh sing and play session with Happily, Clappily Ltd and a reggae nursery rhymes session with One Jah. Free Caribbean meals were offered to families prepared by First Choice Caribbean Hut Lunches and there was a competition for the best cultural outfit. We also had some Black business showcasing and selling their items: Melaninaire, FireFly Fitness, Bewell Handmade Jewellery and Afrozentric. Click on the tab below to find out more about the businesses that were present at the event.
|Meet our Trustees
Last week it was National Trustees week and we introduced all our Trustees on our social media platforms by running a spotlight feature on each of them, we have now added an “Our Trustees” page to our website which has an image and their bios. We are so grateful to our Trustees for supporting Home-Start Greenwich particularly through the various transitions we have encountered.
Home-Start Greenwich is an organisation that aspires to delivering outstanding services and support to children in need and their families. We are in the process of growing and are on the look out for more outstanding Trustees to help us achieve our potential.
We are looking for Trustees with expert knowledge and experience in the following areas:Public Health/Health Visiting/Health CommissioningPublic sector contract managementHuman Resources/Organisational Management/Leadership developmentFinances/Treasurer If you are interested or know somebody that would be interested in a role as Trustee of Home-Start Greenwich please send an email to: email@example.com