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Join the Stuart Low Trust Fun Run Team!

Join the Stuart Low Trust team in The Regent’s Park 10k on Sunday April 1st 2018 at 9.30am.

Come and take part in this timed 10k and help raise funds for the Stuart Low Trust!

Not a runner? No problem! Whatever your age, ability or fitness level we’d love to have you on our team!

We’ll take care of your entry fee and provide you with a smart SLT t-shirt. There’ll be goody bags and finishers medals on the day, plus we’ll be there to cheer you on! In return we’re asking each entrant to raise a minimum of £150 in sponsorship.

For more information contact Robert Stuart on 020 7713 9304 or email robert@slt.org.uk 

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Stuart Low Trust first Islington charity to be awarded Healthy Workplace Charter

The Stuart Low Trust has become the first Islington charity to be accredited with the prestigious Healthy Workplace Charter award.

The charter, which is backed by the Mayor of London, demonstrates that an organisation is focused on health and wellbeing and is devoted to its volunteers and staff by making its workplace healthier and happier.

Being recognised with this award enriches our work with volunteers, many of whom are isolated Islington residents. The award demonstrates SLT’s extra support for volunteers, not only when they volunteer but also in their personal lives – Hannah Kalmanowitz, Chief Executive, Stuart Low Trust

The accolade was announced at our fundraising Afternoon Tea on Thursday 30 November by Polly Kwok, Assistant Public Health Strategist with Islington Council.

Joining Polly in paying tribute to SLT were Steven Suggate-Francis, Funding Officer with Islington Council, and Islington’s Mayor, Una O’Halloran.

SLT’s third annual Afternoon Tea, held in the Old Hall at Claremont on White Lion Street, N1, was as bustling as ever. Stalls staffed by a team of SLT volunteers sold bric-a-brac, books and gifts as well as mouth-watering cup cakes generously donated by Hummingbird Bakery.

Read the Islington Tribune’s coverage of our award here.

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(L-R) Mayor of Islington Una O’Halloran; Steven Suggate-Francis, Funding Officer, Islington Council; Polly Kwok, Assistant Public Health Strategist, Islington Council.
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A spontaneous tribute by regular SLT participant Chloe Manzi.
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SLT’s Chief Executive Hannah Kalmanowitz responds to the tributes paid by guests at our Afternoon Tea on Thursday.
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Hannah, the Mayor and SLT participants
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By achieving The London Healthy Workplace Charter standards, the Stuart Low Trust has consolidated its reputation as a leading London employer.

 

 

 

 

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Afternoon Fundraising Tea and Announcement of New Award for SLT

Join us for our annual Afternoon Fundraising Tea. As well as the usual coffee, delicious cup-cakes and pre-Christmas bargains, this year we’ll be announcing our latest award!

  • Where: Old Hall, Claremont, 24-27 White Lion Street, Islington N1 9PD. Google map here.
  • When: Thursday 30th November 2017, 2.30pm – 4pm
  • Admission: £1

Claremont is a two minute walk from Angel tube station. As you come out of the station, look across the road and you will see an HSBC bank on one corner and a Pret a Manger on the other. That is the bottom end of White Lion Street. Walk up that street and Claremont is on the left hand side.

Claremont is also well-served by buses, with bus stops on Baron Street, White Lion Street and at the Angel. Buses include: 4, 19, 30, 38, 43, 56, 73, 153, 205, 214, 274, 394, 476.

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Support the SLT Three!

(Above, clockwise from left: Jo Frangoullides, Kate Giblin and Virginia Low)

A three-strong Stuart Low Trust team will be competing in The Big Fun Run in Victoria Park this Sunday 29th October 2017.

Virginia Low, who recently stepped down as SLT Chair, will be joined by SLT Trustee Kate Giblin and Joannis (Jo) Frangoullides, who has taken part in SLT events.

Jo, who suffers from severe osteoarthritis in one of his knees and will be joining Virginia in walking the 5k route, said:

I’ve been waiting for the opportunity to do something like this for charity – and as SLT is a charity I really believe in, it’s a double plus!

SLT has given me experiences I would never otherwise have had, such as visiting the Emirates Stadium and going on a canal boat trip. Their Friday Evening Events support so many local people – even if I don’t go, it’s a help knowing that it’s always there, 52 weeks a year!

Jo studied Cultural Anthropology in the USA and has had a successful career as a legal secretary in both the UK and the US. He isn’t planning to break any records on Sunday:

I may attempt a bit of a trot here and there, but I’m going to be following doctor’s orders and taking it very easy!

The team is well on its way to reaching it £2,000 sponsorship target – please help them achieve it by donating at this link http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/TeamSLT or by sending cheques made payable to the Stuart Low Trust to us at Office 3, Claremont, 24-27 White Lion Street, Islington N1 2TX.

Volunteer Yvette Dalmeda and Volunteer Co-ordinator Ahmed Qazi

SLT Cruises to Record Profit at Angel Canal Festival

A trove of bric-a-brac, bibelots and objets d’art helped the Stuart Low Trust cruise to a record profit at our stall at the Angel Canal Festival on Sunday 3 September.

Our volunteer team handed out flyers and chatted about SLT’s work to visitors to the annual one-day festival, which is held around Islington’s City Road Lock and boasts an array of colourful attractions and events.

“There was a great spirit amongst the team” said SLT’s Volunteer Co-ordinator Ahmed Qazi. “We raised almost £250 which is really fantastic and up on last year’s total”.

Our grateful thanks to all those who donated items for sale at our stall.  

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Stuart Low Trust’s Easy-Going BIG FUN RUN 11am, Sunday 29th October, Victoria Park

Why not join SLT for its first ever team fundraising event?

Not a runner? Not a problem! Whatever your age, ability or fitness level you’re invited –  along with your children, family members or neighbours – to take part in this fun 5k run – or walk – and raise sponsorship for the Stuart Low Trust!

You won’t be timed or pressured in any way – just a great day with lots of laughs in the beautiful surroundings of Victoria Park.

What’s in it for you? How about a smart SLT t-shirt to run in and a colourful Finishers Medal on the day – with the option of a bespoke, engraved insert to follow in the post !!    

SLT will take care of your entry fee – we just ask you to pledge to raise a minimum of £175 in sponsorship.

To help you achieve this we’ve set up a Virgin Money Giving team page for you to circulate to your contacts by email or via social media. We’ll also supply paper sponsorship forms for those who’d like to fundraise the traditional way!

Plus we’ll be there on the day to cheer you on and look after you! 

To join the SLT team just contact Robert Stuart on 020 7713 9304 email robert@slt.org.uk reply with the full names and ages of all those wishing to take part by noon on Tuesday 12 September!

We look forward to seeing you in October!!! 

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Gareth Foreman Virginia and Patsy

SLT Annual Celebration Marked by Laughter and Tears

Above, L-R: Gareth Foreman, Virginia Low, SLT participant Patsy Keane

It was a momentous Friday evening on 21 July when Stuart Low Trust founder member Virginia Low chaired her final AGM as part of our Annual Celebration and Volunteer Awards at St Mary’s Community Centre, Islington. Predictably – for everyone except Virginia, it seemed! – a few tears flowed, especially following a heartfelt tribute from long time SLT participant Joyce Dutch.

Any sadness soon turned to laughter thanks to the sleight of hand and ready wit of magician and psychological entertainer Gareth Foreman, this year’s Guest of Honour.

Virginia will remain as SLT’s Chair of Trustees until September and after retiring from the post will continue to be a familiar face at Friday Evening Events and to participate in the SLT Choir.

Our Annual Celebration and Volunteer Awards is an opportunity to acknowledge the crucial role of our amazing roster of volunteers, without whom we would be unable to run any of our events.

This year we set a record with 96 certificates awarded to Outstanding Volunteers across all our projects – including our Friday Evening Events, Choir, Gardening Project, Philosophy Forum, outings and more – plus two for our brilliant corporate partners the British Medical Journal and the Macquarie Infrastructure Debt Team, each of whose staff have gone above and beyond to support us in a whole host of areas, not least fundraising!

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L-R: Friday Evening Event kitchen volunteers (and staff where noted): Peter, Adam, Eleanor, Cady (Friday Evening Assistant), Brian, Catherine, Ahmed (SLT Volunteer Coordinator), Louise.
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L-R: Friday evening serving volunteers Eleanor, Yvette and Adam.

Read the Islington Tribune’s coverage of our Annual celebration here.