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Community Resourcing Programme

Many of you may have seen a few new women at our events over the last several months. Maud, Pamela, Rebecca and Kate have been working with SLT as part of a programme called Community Resourcing (CoRe). The programme matches volunteers with corporate skills to charities like ours who need some support in marketing, HR, legal and other functions.

Back in May, after an initial discovery session to set out our main needs, the CoRe group started work on our key project: building a new website for SLT. The team has worked with the BMJ technical team to help refine the structure and develop the content and features for the new site.

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Bloom Award

Top Prize at Islington in Bloom Awards

On the 14th of September 2016, Stuart Low Trust’s amazing Gardening Project took a top prize in the Islington in Bloom competition, a celebration of all things horticultural in Islington Borough.

This year’s message was about grassroots activism, a perfect fit for SLT’s focus on combatting isolation and depression in the local Islington community.

Robin King and Hannah Kalmanowitz were on hand to collect the award for Best Community Centre Garden, which includes a £100 gift certificate for a garden centre, which will be spent on plants for next year’s garden.

Hannah Kalmanowitz was on hand to collect the award for Best Community Centre Garden.

We couldn’t be more pleased about the Gardening Project winning this award. Robin, Jane and the rest of the group do a fantastic job looking after our beautiful garden and this recognition is well deserved. – Hannah

If you’d like to join in looking after this award winning spot, please contact us.

 

 

 

Meet our people – Lisa

Lisa (name changed) has been attending Stuart Low Trust events for the past two to three years. She was referred to the Stuart Low Trust by the carers association which she is a part of. At first she was wary of meeting a whole new group of people but she soon found a welcoming group of regulars who come along to events almost every week. After a while she began to bring friends along to share in Stuart Low Trust events. Lisa explains how much she appreciates the opportunity to attend a wide variety of diverse and interesting talks which it would be very difficult to access anywhere else.

Lisa also talks about how the Friday evening sessions allow her to just ‘get away from everything’ and leave all her stresses at the door. She says that attending SLT is something to look forward to, a change in routine and an opportunity to think about something apart from everyday reality.