Community Waltham Forest Training Sessions The following sessions are free but you must enrol with Community Waltham Forest for each.
All sessions take place at The Mill, 7-11 Coppermill Lane, E17 7HA. Fundraising and Beyond – Diversify and Grow your Income 10:00-16:30, Tuesday 6th November Safeguarding is All our Business 10:00-13:00, Wednesday 14th November Recruiting Volunteers made Easy 10:00-16:00, Thursday 22nd November For further information, contact: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Vacancy: Membership Secretary WMAG are currently on the lookout for a Membership Secretary to join our team, to help us set up and manage a proper database of our members. It’s important whoever takes on this central role is organised, focused and effective, ideally with experience of having carried out this kind of work before. If this sounds like you or someone you know, please email email@example.com.
Burns Night Fundraiser for WMAG Evening of Friday 25th January
Local E17 venue TBD Our wonderful fundraising team are arranging a local evening of Burns Night fun to brighten up a chilly January, including a ceildih, poetry, music, haggis and veggie haggis! Save the date!
We urgently need a few of our supporters to help us collect money at this exciting music event. It is being held to raise funds for our very own cause, so we just need some willing volunteers to be there on the night to shake a bucket and collect the suggested £5 donation.
The Waltham Forest branch of Palestine Solidarity Campaign is having a buffet evening at the Star of India in Leytonstone to raise funds for an appeal to the Supreme Court.
The PSC took the government to court after it ruled that local councils could not make ethical decisions about investments they made, particularly their pension investments. The PSC won its case, but on appeal the court overturned the lower court’s decision and so the PSC wants to appeal to the Supreme Court. However such appeals are expensive and Bindmans LLP estimate that the appeal will cost about £100,000. So far the PSC has raised over half this and are making a final push towards raising the balance.
Waltham Forest PSC is trying to raise £500 towards the target. So far they have raised about half this figure and this buffet and jazz evening at the Star of India if well attended will net the balance. The Star of India’s owner has always been supportive of the community and also provides very tasty food! Hope to see you all there.
Community Waltham Forest is offering a workshop and lunch, inviting local people involved in the community sector to a half day workshop on 3rd August to find out about the new ‘Connecting Communities’ programme. At the end of the workshop they will be providing lunch and the opportunity for networking and further conversation.
Driven by Community Waltham Forest’s new corporate strategy, Creating Futures, and the Integrated Communities funding from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG), Connecting Communities represents a new way of thinking about the borough’s priorities, how they can be addressed, and the role everyone can play in:
Improving life chances
Creating a better sense of community
Increasing integration across the whole borough
Responding more effectively to the evolving needs of a growing and changing borough
Would you like to be able to speak English with more confidence? Why not join an English Conversation Club. There are a wide variety of Conversation Clubs taking place across the borough – there’s sure to be one near you!
Run by trained volunteers, English Language clubs allow you to practise speaking English in an informal, relaxed environment. The clubs are free and take place on different days and in different venues across the borough. There is sure to be a club near your home. You will make friends and get the opportunity to discuss lots of different topics. Each week you will find that you can express yourself better in English. Regular Conversation Clubs will resume in September.
English Conversation Club programme – volunteer training
Are you interested in volunteering?
Are you a confident English speaker?
Have you got one or two hours spare each week?
Are you interested in helping people improve their English speaking skills?
Conversation Clubs are run in a variety of local public spaces: libraries, children’s centres, community centres, places of worship and schools. We have a number of vibrant clubs currently running throughout the borough, but new volunteers are needed to support existing clubs and set up new clubs. We offer a 5 week FREE City and Guilds accredited training course to support adults who have English as a second language to improve their speaking and listening skills and encourage conversation. There is also an ongoing support and development programme for volunteers who complete the training and contribute to the running of a club. There are still a few places left our next training course which begins on June 9th.
If you are interested in becoming an English Conversation Club volunteer, please don’t hesitate to contact us for further information on 020 8496 1130 or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
Gather a team together of your nearest, dearest and cleverest, and join us for a one-off QUIZ night with all proceeds going directly to the Walthamstow Migrants Support Centre! Great fun for a great cause! Pit your wits against Hugh the Rose & Crown quizmaster!
PLUS an opportunity to win some amazing prizes in the RAFFLE: Prizes available to win from Sodo Pizza, Empire Cinema, TodayBread, East of Eden yoga studio, Emma Scutt, artwork by OddlyHead and GOMACG, and many more…
£5 a head, teams of up to 6. Everyone welcome, we can find you a team
Raffle tickets £1 each or £5 a strip
The Better Club 60+ has offerings each weekday in all Better Leisure Centre locations in Chingford, Walthamstow, Leyton and Leytonstone. There really is something for everyone, from swimming to aerobics and Bowles.
“Bags of Taste” is a local project helping people increase access to healthy foods and the benefits of healthy meals every day. Our delicious recipes are sourced from around the world and are all designed to cost less than £1.00 per head.
At the end of every lesson you can buy bags of ingredients at a cost of £3.00 each, with enough food included for four meals, so you can try cooking it again (and again) at home. Each lesson includes a food demonstration, practical hands on learning to prepare the recipes and opportunity to take part in a free community lunch. To register text /call 079 14 80 35 30 Email: email@example.com