A Marathon achievement!
On a sunny Sunday morning in April over 34,000 runners gathered in Blackheath faced with a 26.2mile run through London. Amongst those runners was Mike Freeman who ran the 2013 London Marathon on behalf of the Centre raising over £3,300!
Credit Champions joined by Royalty
Credit Unions provide valuable assistance in helping people manage their money, providing access to banking services and offering an alternative to expensive money lenders. The Credit Union is not only for those who are unable to borrow from High Street Banks but for everyone… including Royalty!
Arteast become atomic scientists
Arteast, our disability arts enterprise, are exploring the frontiers of science with their atomic science project. Their atomic science inspired 3D model exhibition was unveiled this month at the nearby View Tube.
Spotlight on social enterprise supporting young people
Our social enterprise programme, Beyond Business, has supported the launch of more than 40 successful social enterprises in east London over the last eight years. This month we caught up with two of our newest enterprises, launched in October last year, who are tackling the issues of youth unemployment and disadvantage head on.
Creating brighter futures for London's parents
At the Centre we understand how hard it can be to sell yourself in interviews and overcome hurdles when moving into work. Being a parent can make conquering these challenges even harder. Our Success for Life employment programme was designed especially to support parents to make this transition into work. Success for Life has supported many parents over the last three years through its offering of It and Employability workshops, life coaching, work placements, trips and 1-2-1 employment advice. This month we met with Catherine who has recently completed the Success for Life programme.
Malaysian Cafe - coming to an Idea Store near you!
Every first Wednesday of the month our café has been transformed into a Malaysian Café selling tasty authentic Malaysian dishes hosted by Time Bank members. We are pleased to announce that the Malaysian Café team will now be managing the Idea Store Library Cafes in Whitechapel and Bow!
Mind over Matter
Former member of our youth employment programme, Capital Talent, Donovan Johnson has been inspired to create Mind over Matter. Donovan's vision is to create a groundbreaking documentary tackling the subject of mental health, from a fresh perspective.
Is your fuel debt keeping you awake at night?
"The East End Energy Fit project gives some of our most vulnerable clients peace of mind, a fresh start and help to get back on track with their priority bills." Tarik, East End Energy adviser This winter visit the East End Energy Fit Team to see how they can help you to clear your energy arrears, access energy efficiency advice, check your tariff and help you to change supplier.
The ‘small c’: increasing public awareness of bowel cancer in Tower Hamlets
Did you know that 9 out of 10 people with bowel cancer survive, providing it is caught at an early stage when the cancer is small and more vulnerable to treatment?We are pleased to announce our new bowel cancer awareness project as part of the national ‘small c’ campaign.
New year, new challenge - the Royal Parks Half Marathon
We are giving eight enthusiastic runners the opportunity to take part in what is fast becoming the UK's favourite Half Marathon.The Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon is one of the most beautiful city runs, with a stunning 13.1 mile autumnal route through four of London's magnificent Royal Parks and past many of the capital's world-famous landmarks.
Mile End East and Bromley by Bow Social Prescriber
We are pleased to announce that we have been awarded a Clinical Commissioning Group innovation bursary for our project Mile End East and Bromley by Bow Social Prescriber.Our Mile End East and Bromley by Bow Social Prescriber project seeks to support and facilitate referrals from GPs, nurses and healthcare assistants to all the services that improve the social determinants of health.
Capital Talent – Giving east London’s young workforce a helping hand
"Before Capital Talent I used to put myself down...now I want to work my way up" Capital Talent participantFollowing the success for our initial pilot programme delivered in partnership with Barclays, Capital Talent has launched a dynamic and ambitious programme this year to match the untapped potential of our young people with the needs of local employers.
Rockin’ around the Christmas Tree
We have been getting into the festive spirit with our annual Working Wonders Christmas Party, Yuletide festivities with Time Bank and a Victorian Parlour Games Afternoon. A reindeer has even taken up residence amongst the fairy lights in our courtyard.
Staying motivated with My Weigh
As we are gearing up for the festive season and helping ourselves to another mince pie our My Weigh participants are staying motivated and watching their portion sizes.
Women 4 Work
The Bromley by Bow Centre launches an exciting new Women4Work programme.With the generous support of J.P. Morgan this innovative programme will help address the enormous challenges facing women in our community. During the course of the year the programme will improve the skills, resilience, social networks and financial and physical health of at least 60 local women and support 40 unemployed women to find work.
Investing in the future
What does a number 1 selling songwriter, a responsible recruitment agency and a Tai Kwon Do instructor have in common? They are all winners of the 2012 Beyond Business programme creating positive change in East London.
A taste of Malaysia
On the first Wednesday of every month, from 4:30pm – 9pm, our Café will be taken over by some of our wonderful Time Bank members and transformed into a Malaysian Café."Lovely atmosphere, in the heart of the community, and great Malaysian food for under a fiver! A great monthly treat I can look forward to." Come and try it yourself – the next Malaysian Café will be 4:30pm – 9pm on Wednesday 5th Dec.
People, Life, Landscape & Nature
PoLLeN members now have more opportunities to flex their green fingers thanks to generous funding from Ecominds.PoLLeN (People, Life, Landscape & Nature) are now offering a range of activities including weekly workshops in; Floristry, Pottery, Flower Gardening, Wildlife Gardening and the opportunity to complete a City & Guilds Level 1 Certificate in Practical Horticulture Skills.