Updates from Here To

Here we are, still popping up around the borough this time of the year with wellie boots on and leaves piling up around us- it’s autumn and what a beautiful one at that!

Recently, we did more random acts of kindness with 50 young from NCS The Challenge: Together with Age UK Islington, who have send us some of their best knitters to teach the young people knit, we made lots tiny hats for the innocent smoothie campaign.

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The other groups of young people helped us make nice ‘Thank you cards’ for staff of Whittington Hospital. All together we made 62 funny and amazingly designed cards to take to staff who really loved them!

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Last weekend we went along to Gilespie Park to celebrate Apple Day with Islington Ecology Centre. We made 41 bird feeders with Islington residents that will be hung up mostly around Gilespie Park and close Primary School around Arsenal.

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It is so easy to make them:

We used lots of plastic cups or cut open bottles with holes on the bottom and a string put through the middle. Mixed vegetable fat like TREX with mixed seeds, pressed it down into the cup and let it dry overnight. The next morning you should be able to take it out of the cup and hang it up in the trees.

Last but not least, we have something big to announce….Team London awarded us £10.000 to deliver a play in a day for Islington residents and to do more Postcode Pop Ups around the borough.

To make the play in the day successful, Daniel Palladine, renowned youth theatre director and founder of Big Intent Theatre Company will direct the play. We have got an amazing team of creatives on our side including theatre production manager Jonathan Samuels, make up and set enthusiast Fiona Mounstephen and Youth coordinator Jo Tyabji.

So now that we have our creative team confirmed and all we need now are young people that want to perform. We are ideally looking for around 14-16 young people between the ages of 13-25years old from Islington, that don’t necessarily have no prior acting experience but want to take part in an exciting one day rehearsed play, that they will perform to a welcoming audience of friends and family, elderly people from a befriending network and Islington residents.

So keep an eye out for posters and recruitment adverts on the Here To website and other sites like Team London and Vinspired.

Also have an eye on out Twitter to see where we will be popping up next for fun mirco- volunteering opportunities that you can get involves, no matter your age.