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Posted: 23 Oct 2019
stem4 is honored to have won The Best Use of Technology Award at the 20th annual Charity Times Awards, celebrating best practice in the UK charity and not for profit sector.   stem4 was up against some amazing competition such as Save the Children & Pearson, RNLI and Greenwood Campbell to name but a few.   The stem4 digital portfolio offers the award-winning app ‘Calm Harm’ to help manage the urge to self-harm, with 950,000 downloads globally; ‘Clear Fear’ recently launched to help... read more
Posted: 23 Oct 2019
The origins of Black History Month were devised by the celebrated historian Carter G.Woodson in 1926 at the height of segregation in the USA.  Negro History Week was the original name given by Carter.  However, it was renamed Black History Month due to the rise of the Black Power Movement in the 1960s.  In the 1980s, it was adopted as African American History Month, again highlighting the changing perception around the politics of identity and race for African Americans.  Britain in the 1980s... read more
Posted: 23 Oct 2019
Posted: 23 Oct 2019
Councillor Agatha Akyigyina OBE is hosting Home-Start Merton's celebrations of the festive season.  Please come along and at the same time enjoy a fun evening helping to raise vital funds for Home-Start. Friday 6th December 2019 6.30pm to 11.30pm £30 per ticket Raffle! CHAK89: 105 Bond Road Mitcham Surrey CR4 3HG Click here for detail
Posted: 23 Oct 2019
Thursday 7th November 2019 from 1.00pm until 4.00pm at Wandle Valley Resource Centre, Church Road, Mitcham, CR4 3BE   There will be refreshments.    Direct payments with our Community Care Senior Caseworker Karly – come along and find out. Then get crafty and make some DIY Christmas gifts and cards.     Contact: Charlotte Wilson Communications and Office Manager Merton Centre for Independent Living p: 020 3397 3119 e: info@mertoncil.org.uk w: www.mertoncil.org.uk f: Mertoncil t: @MertonCIL... read more
Posted: 24 Sep 2019
As part of Merton's Trustees’ week, which runs from 4th to 8th November, we are want to celebrate the contribution of Trustees in Merton. Does your organisation have a trustee who has served on the board for more than 10 years, and/ or goes way beyond the call of duty.  If so, please nominate him or her for the Trustee of the Year Award. The Award Ceremony will be hosted by the Mayor of Merton, Councillor Janice Howard, in her Parlour on the evening of 7th November 2019.    To nominate someone... read more
Posted: 23 Sep 2019
The Wimbledon Community Association (WCA) the charity that runs the online community hub Wimblecomm www.wimbledoncommunity.org have launched their new Summer in Merton art competition.  This will give young people from the ages of four to 18 the opportunity to showcase their creative talents and share their experience of summer in Merton.  All eligible entrants will also be in with the chance of winning some fantastic prizes from local businesses and retailers.  Merton won a Cultural Impact... read more
Posted: 23 Sep 2019
Wimbledon Guild have an amazing three, FREE events coming up soon: IT courses Gadget workshops Work from art and knitting groups at the Merton Arts Festival. For more details on each, click on the relant link above.  Anyone interested in the IT courses and gadget workshops should call the Guild on 020 8946 0735 beforehand to book.
Posted: 23 Sep 2019
BAME VOICE invite you to join them in discussing the values and effectiveness of asset-based community development (ABCD) in the London Borough of Merton.  The ABCD approach was developed by John L. McKnight and John P. Kretzmann at the Institute for Policy Research at North Western University in Evanston, Illinois. ABCD is a description of what happens when local people come together and behave effectively in a way that’s about good relationships with each other, especially those who are on... read more

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