News

27 Sep 2017 - Lecture opens up debate about charities

Manor Gardens' Third Keynote Lecture on Wednesday 27th September was of national importance for the future role of charities. The speaker was Baroness Jill Pitkeathley, Chair of the House of Lords Select Committee on charities who has a long track record in the voluntary sector.  Read more here >

     

25 Sep 2017 - Our September Newsletter

Find out what we've been up to at Manor Gardens in the latest edition of our newsletter.  Read more here >

     

20 Sep 2017 - Comedy Night Benefit raises over £20,000

Islington’s Union Chapel was full to bursting on Monday night in support of Stand up to FGM, a Comedy Benefit Night with comedians Sue Perkins, Athena Kugblenu, Jo Brand, Shazia Mirza, Bridget Christie, Harry Hill, Mark Thomas, and Stewart Lee. A grand total of £21,908 was raised through ticket sales and the raffle.  Read more here >

     

19 Sep 2017 - Keynote Lecture

Our Third Keynote Lecture entitled Stronger Charities for a Stronger Society will be given by Baroness Jill Pitkeathley, Chair of the House of Lords Select Committee on Charities.  Read more here >

     

15 Sep 2017 - Expedia volunteers make a difference

Volunteers from Expedia helped spruce up Manor Gardens on Friday by painting and gardening.  Read more here >

     

10 Sep 2017 - Stand up to FGM

A fantastic line-up of top comedy talent is taking a stand against FGM in Stand up to FGM, a Comedy Benefit Night at Union Chapel, Compton Terrace, London N1 2UN on Monday 18th September at 7.30pm. Tickets are £25 available here.  Read more here >

     

7 Sep 2017 - Young Americans raise funds for Dahlia Project

The Young Americans hair salon in California contacted us wanting to support our Dahlia appeal with a Cut-a-thon. They have now held their fundraising day and raised the grand sum of US $2,320. They had a fantastic day and far exceeded their goal of around a thousand dollars.  Read more here >

     

24 Jul 2017 - More pictures from our Summer Wellbeing Festival

Although the day dawned cloudy this gave our volunteers at 8.30am a welcome cool start to what turned out to be a hot and sunny Festival. Fifteen staff and volunteers turned out of bed early to get the tables and chairs set up for the stalls, to clean the road, and to get the stages and tea tent set up.   Read more here >

     

19 Jul 2017 - Wellbeing event on Dementia

On Friday 7th July Mental Health Champion Dr Neeru Aggarwal ran a session at Duval House, a sheltered housing project run by Centra. It is the second session that has been run here by a mental health champion and this one was on the topic of Dementia.  Read more here >

     

18 Jul 2017 - Support our Dahlia Project for FGM survivors

Anti-FGM campaigner Leyla Hussein works for Manor Gardens to promote awareness of this illegal practice and the after-effects which cause women so much pain and suffering. She set up the Dahlia Project which brings together women survivors and offers therapeutic help, often for the first time, and a safe space to discuss the physical and mental issues associated with FGM.  Read more here >

     

17 Jul 2017 - The sun shone on our Summer Wellbeing Festival

A fantastic hot sunny day was the backdrop for Manor Gardens Welfare Trust’s Summer Wellbeing Festival on Saturday 8th July. Live music, taster sessions, hot food, afternoon tea and over 50 stalls were just some of the highlights of the afternoon which took place in our street, Manor Gardens, London N7 6LA.  Read more here >

     

5 Jul 2017 - Leyla's campaigning work recognised

Our FGM campaigner and co-ordinator of the Dahlia Project was painted on Wardour Street in Soho, London, by the famous and talented artist Dreph.  Read more here >

     

27 Jun 2017 - Why Humans Hurt Each Other

Leading FGM campaigner and Co-ordinator of our Dahlia Project is chairing this debate at the Royal Society for the Arts on Thursday 29th June 2017 at 13:00 to 14:00. The event will take place in the Durham Street Auditorium, RSA House and will be hosted by Dexter Dias QC, Human Rights Barrister.  Read more here >

     

20 Jun 2017 - Uniting our community

Manor Gardens Welfare Trust stands alongside all those working to keep our vibrant and diverse community together and supports this statement from the Islington Faiths Forum:  Read more here >

     

15 Jun 2017 - How to Influence Commissioning and Promote Your Services

The latest meeting of The Health Exchange, entitled How to Influence Commissioning and Promote Your Services, took place on Thursday 15th June in Manor Gardens Training Room.  Read more here >

     

12 Jun 2017 - Eat more healthily today

We're supporting Healthy Eating Week, run by the British Nutrition Foundation. To help you eat more healthily we've put together some recipes and tips for each day of the week. Enjoy!  Read more here >

     

2 Jun 2017 - Book your stall now

Now's the time to book your stall at our Summer Wellbeing Festival on Saturday 8th July 2017. We are looking for a mix of information, craft, arts and fun stalls for the day which starts at 12.30 and ends at 4.30.  Read more here >

     

25 May 2017 - May newsletter

Find out about all that's been happening at Manor Gardens in our May newsletter.  Read more here >

     

23 May 2017 - Trullo entertains the Friendship Network

Ten members of our Friendship Network and our volunteer Jenni Chan were treated to the finest Italian food by our long-term supporters Trullo restaurant on 23rd May.  Read more here >

     

22 May 2017 - Volunteering roles at our Festivals

For our Summer Festival on Saturday 8th July between 12.30-4.30 we will be closing part of our street (Manor Gardens N7 6LA) and hosting a range of stalls, food, fun activities, live music and some art activities.  Read more here >

     

2 May 2017 - All the latest news

You can find out what we've been up to in our April newsletter here.  Read more here >

     

20 Mar 2017 - Winter Wellbeing Festival

There was a really positive vibe at our Winter Wellbeing Festival on Monday 20th March at the Islington Assembly Hall. Nearly 300 people turned out on a miserable March day to hear more about local organisations and how they can help you improve your wellbeing and to take part in taster sessions throughout the afternoon.  Read more here >

     

8 Mar 2017 - Celebrating International Women

To celebrate International Women's Day 2017 we brought together our own international women to have fun together and provide mutual support. In total 21 mums between 19 to 42 years attended the event. 1 Spanish, 1 Russian, 1 Albanian, 2 Bulgarian, 6 Latin Americans, and 10 Somali women. The mums brought in total 17 children aged between two weeks to four years. We provided childcare from 10.30am to 2pm.  Read more here >

     

2 Mar 2017 - Zero tolerance to FGM

Manor Gardens Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Prevention Service in Newham recently hosted an event at Stratford Library to mark the International Day of Zero Tolerance to FGM. Developed in collaboration with the council’s community neighbourhood link workers, the event was attended by more than 80 people with an interest in working together to eliminate the practice. The event was marked by a piece in the Newham Magazine (page 13).  Read more here >

     

21 Feb 2017 - All the latest news from Manor Gardens

You can see the latest news from Manor Gardens in our February Newsletter  Read more here >

     

21 Feb 2017 - Visit from Councillor Comer Schwartz

We were delighted to welcome Councillor Kaya Comer-Schwartz, Executive Member for Community Development at Islington Council, to tour the Centre on 9th February and hear about the excellent work done by all our Services.  Read more here >

     

21 Feb 2017 - Taking time to talk

Manor Gardens’ Wellbeing Service took time to reduce the stigma around mental health by taking part in the national Time to Talk Day on 2nd February 2017.  Read more here >

     

2 Feb 2017 - Roger Takes Time to Talk

As part of our celebration of national campaign Time to Talk we hosted local artist Roger Alsop and displayed his pictures at Manor Gardens for everyone to see. Roger is also a client of the Islington Stroke Service at Manor Gardens.  Read more here >

     

8 Dec 2016 - Hamper deliveries are well underway

Members of our Friendship Network and our Stroke Service have been answering the door to our own version of Santa’s little helpers this week as staff and volunteers have been out delivering our filled hampers to 55 local residents.  Read more here >

     

8 Dec 2016 - Great generosity from The Spanish Nursery

Once again the people we try to support all year are getting an extra bonus – thanks to the staff, parents and  Read more here >

     

10 Nov 2016 - The Health Exchange

With recent changes in health services commissioning it can be difficult for smaller organisations to keep pace with developments and ensure their services get the recognition they deserve. Manor Gardens Welfare Trust is setting up The Health Exchange, a new initiative which aims to work with small voluntary and community organisations in Islington to improve understanding of the health and wellbeing landscape and devise creative solutions to delivering wellbeing services.  Read more here >

     

 

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