With only three days to go until the official launch of the new Here To Islington website at Platform on Saturday, things are hotting up in Here To HQ!
We have sent out invitations, finalised a press release and tweeted like crazy. But we really want as many local residents and interested organisations as possible just to drop in. The launch event looks set to be a really exciting occasion. There’s a Yarn Dance (a fantastic mix of tea dancing and knitting) which our friends at Age UK and All Change Arts have been helping us promote. UnLtd are running sessions for 11-21 year olds to help them find ways to fund their social enterprise projects. And there is £200 available for the best community project.
Our wizards and lovely Here To team will be on hand to show you the new Here To Islington website, support you to get your project up on the website, or if you are an Islington resident, help match you to existing projects or create a new profile.
Spread the word and come along: we look forward to seeing you all at Platform on the 26th January from 1pm onwards. The event is free – and all ages welcome. Details of the event can be found on our Facebook invite.
Jane Chambers from Age UK has been a superstar throughout development, working closely with us from beginning to launch, here are her thoughts on Here To Islington…“Islington has loads to offer all of us and is a wonderful place to do new things and get out and about. The images on the site are wonderful. Age UK Islington welcomes the new approach to engaging volunteers which Here To brings. We want to involve more people of all ages in our events and activities and this will help to spread the message.!!”