Our Impact

Over 80% of SLT participants report that our activities make them:
– Look forward to enjoying things
– Become for feel healthier
– Experience greater wellbeing.

Rosalind, a SLT participant and volunteer talks about the impact that SLT has had on her and others.

Hannah, SLT’s Chief Executive, recognises the impact that our volunteers have in supporting SLT participants to engage in a range of activities.

“Our regular volunteers who support participants at our physical activity sessions, like dance or chi kung, can really see the great impact of those who engage. Doing something physical does seem to reduce stress and anxiety, leaving a sense of calm and rejuvenation, enabling wellbeing and aiding sleep.”

For more information about SLT click here.

SLT’s Local Giving Page

SLT has set up a Local Giving page: https://localgiving.org/charity/stuart-low-trust/

Local Giving is a secure donations page that helps local charities and community groups to connect with people and fundraise online.

We are currently trying to raise £250 by 31st May. If we do this, we will get match funding of £250. All donations welcome- of any amount. To donate, click on this link: https://localgiving.org/charity/stuart-low-trust/ Thank you.

Listen To Our Choir

 

 

Listen to our friendly choir singing Roberta Flack’s ‘Killing Me Softly’.  

This recording was taken after our first session back in the New Year.  

All are welcome to join the Choir every Thursday evening.  

For more information or to book onto the choir ring 020 7713 9304 or email info@slt.org.uk, stating your borough of residence.

Tokens in Tesco

We’re in Tesco! Every Tesco in Islington has a donation box where shoppers can drop tokens in support of Stuart Low Trust. 

Tokens are given out at the checkout and can be dropped in the slot marked with our name. At the end of February, the tokens will be counted and the trust will receive a donation. The more tokens shoppers drop in the boxes, the better our chance of a bigger donation.  

Cady, our Friday Night Assistant, feels it’s important  to donate to the Bags of Taste scheme.

“It warms my heart to know that I can make a difference to SLT through Bags of Taste. I find it really easy to drop my token into the SLT slot after I’ve done my shopping.”

Brian donating to Bags of Help at Tesco.

Our Friday Night Event volunteer, Brian, tells us how easy it is to donate to SLT through Tesco’s Bags of Help Scheme- see above.

“It’s as easy as 123, ABC! Just ask for a token at the checkout, when you are paying for your shopping and then find the Bags of Help donation box and drop it in the slot that says Stuart Low Trust.”

“Tesco are very supportive of The Stuart Low Trust. We have been shopping there for many years for our Friday Evening Events. It’s wonderful to be supported by a national business, locally,” said Hannah Kalmanowitz, Chief Executive of SLT.   

Bags of Help runs until February 28th 2019 so get donating!  

Find out more about this initiative here: https://bit.ly/2FD3Qwi

SLT Coffee Morning introduces Befriending Service

Above – Islington Mayor Dave Poyser with, from left: Hannah Kalmanowitz, SLT Chief Executive; Faye Ienco and Lauren Harrington from Macquarie Investment Bank; Friday Evening Event volunteer Julia Howe; Beth Wilkes from British Medical Journal; Frances Whitehouse, SLT Participant Ambassador; Alan Thomas of BMJ; and SLT Volunteer Co-Ordinator Ahmed Qazi.

SLT’s annual Coffee Morning was another bustling affair, attracting dozens of Christmas bargain hunters and raising almost £700.

It was also the occasion to introduce SLT’s new Befriending Service, which will match isolated, vulnerable people with volunteers who can visit them or accompany them to activities.

“It will be about getting people out and avoiding social isolation” said Hannah Kalmanowitz, SLT’s  Chief Executive. “We feel our other services are now well established and we want to grow and do something new and worthwhile”.

The Befriending Project will be launched in 2019.

Flash vs. Godzilla – and the winner is SLT!

No, it’s not the latest superhero face-off – just good-natured team rivalry at Sunday’s Big Fun Run in Victoria Park!

You’d be forgiven for expecting Kate Giblin, dressed as super-speed superhero The Flash, to have streaked ahead of her fellow Stuart Low Trust trustee Kat Millward – encumbered by an inflatable dinosaur outfit – in the annual 5k event.

But in fact it was our Kat-osaurus who was the first of the five strong SLT team to cross the finish line – possibly the fact that her costume failed to inflate on the day gave her a competitive edge!

“I was disappointed as a seven foot Tyrannosaurus Rex is much more impressive than a saggy dinosaur with a human head!” Kat said. “The bonus was that it was much easier to run in that way! The run itself was great – I got to chase some children, make spectators laugh and chat to some lovely people about why the Stuart Low Trust is so wonderful. It was tricky to make sure my tail didn’t get trodden on at the start though!”

Of her costumed capers Kate said: “I had the most fun in that Flash costume. It was ridiculous – and not at all becoming – but all the little kids on the course kept running past me and then saying ‘I beat the Flash! In the end, the rain stayed away and though we all ran at different paces we finished with smiles on our faces – and we raised more than £1,300 for SLT!”

Our grateful thanks to our other super-heroic team members Rita Fernandez, Joannis Frangoullides and Jonathan Giblin, whose amazing efforts have boosted us to 70% of our sponsorship target.

Please help us reach – or exceed! – our £1,500 goal by making an online donation.  All funds  will be used to continue our popular Saturday Project series of gentle exercise, mindfulness, relaxation and social skills workshops.

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Pre-warm up (L-R): SLT volunteers Julia Howe and Traci Lia; SLT trustees Kat Millward and Kate Giblin; SLT team member Jonathan Giblin, and SLT Volunteer Co-ordinator Ahmed Qazi.
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(L-R): Kat and Kate cossied up, with Jonathan, Ahmed and SLT team member Rita Fernandez.
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Warm up! It’s not clear if the dinosaur head malfunction had been discovered by this point, but Kat doesn’t appear deflated – and neither does teammate Rita!
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“Flash, a-ah, saviour of the universe!”. (We may be mixing up our superheroes here).
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Joannis Frangoullides sports his Finisher’s Medal.
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Kat in rehearsals!

 

Kat Walks the Dinosaur!

Victoria Park will be transformed into Jurassic Park on Sunday thanks to SLT trustee Kat Millward!

Despite serious running credentials Kat has opted to trail the four-strong SLT team in Sunday’s Big Fun Run 5k by dressing up in a dinosaur costume – opening up the field for fellow team members Kate Giblin – who will also be running in fancy dress, details yet to be disclosed – Jonathan Giblin and Rita Fernandez.

The team is now over halfway to its £1,500 sponsorship target – help them reach it here! All funds raised will be used to continue our popular Saturday Project which features gentle exercise, mindfulness, relaxation and social skills workshops.

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Kat after completing a half marathon for SLT in 2017, in the very respectable time of 2 hours, 12 minutes and 49 seconds.

SLT Marks World Mental Health Day with BMA

The Stuart Low Trust was invited to speak at the British Medical Association for World Mental Health Day, Wednesday 10th October 2018.

Following a well-received presentation by SLT’s CEO Hannah Kalmanowitz, SLT’s participant ambassador Frances Whitehouse explained how Stuart Low Trust has supported her.

Frances presented a collage to BMA staff, depicting her journey from a dark and traumatic place to where she is today.

“Through SLT, I have found the confidence to speak out, when much of being in a dark place with mental health issues is feeling muted and silenced” said Frances. “I am proud that my artwork will now be put on the wall at BMA”.

Frances HK presentation at BMA for world mental health day 10.10.2018
(L-R) SLT CEO Hannah Kalmanowitz, SLT participant ambassador Frances Whitehouse
Frances World Mental Health Day presenting artwork to BMA 10.10.2018
Frances and the collage she made depicting her journey.
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The BMA audience listen to Hannah and Frances’ presentations.

SLT Coffee Morning

All are invited to SLT’s 2018 fundraising coffee morning!

When: Thursday 15th November 2018 10am – 12pm

Where: First Floor Hall, Claremont, 24-27 White Lion Street, N1 9PD. Google map here.

Cup-cakes – stationery – books – jewellery – bric a brac – gifts

Admission £1

All funds raised will be used to continue our Saturday Project workshops and art workshops at the Estorick Collection, Islington.

 

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