Sewing to Sustain

2020 was hard. So much to contend with and yet so much to be grateful for. We are emerging on the other side. Yes we were lucky to receive some emergency funding and thankfully the emergency is now over. Back to ‘normal’ business means an endless stream of funding applications with less chance of success than ever before as huge numbers of us compete for limited resources. We want to use what limited capacity and time we have differently.

Introducing Sewing to Sustain: our latest project. We spent the month of May piloting a bright idea

Here is our Press release:

Press Release May 2021

Sewing to Sustain in pictures

In a short space of time, we perfected our production line: cutting; pinning; ironing; sewing; packaging

Join us for the Launch: Friday 28th May

What a difference a year makes!

In June 2018 we moved into our new home @472 Harrow Road, W9 3RU in North Westminster. We have had a roller-coaster of a year once we secured the lease after months of negotiation, paperwork and preparation. In the last year: we cleaned, repaired and painted; we sourced new, old and donated furniture; we promoted and marketed and leafleted our new address; we  worked in the garden and more…

NEW for 2019

Following feedback from our service users, this year we added more activities to our service. In addition to the staples, from our new community hub we ran the following activities:

  • Introduction to Yoga
  • Relaxation, Mindfulness and Meditation
  • Sewing Workshops: Beginners, Repairs and Make your own…
  • Monthly well being walks

We were so excited and  pleased to be nominated and shortlisted for the #MyWestminster Community Awards to culminate with our one year anniversary. And truly humbled to win the category: Voluntary Contribution to the Community. Here’s to the coming year! See Westminster’s photo album here:

Award-WCC July 2019

 

We’re Growing

Families Grow Together

#Tesco Bags of Help

In 2018, we entered the Tesco Bags of help Community Competition. We wanted to transform a small concrete wasteland into a lovely garden space where we could grow flowers and herbs.  Just over one year ago, we were pleased to discover WE WON.

 

Here’s a slideshow of our garden journey to date.

 

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A big THANK YOU to

 

tesco

 

Great Start to 2018

New Year 2018 Greetings to all Tell It friends & supporters.

We’re off to a flying start! Voting is now OPEN for the Tesco Bags of Help competition. We are in the running to receive some much needed funds for a herb garden @ our new premises (details coming VERY soon).
From Monday 8th January when you shop in any of the following Tesco, Metro or Express stores, be sure to pledge your support for Tell It.
-50 CURZON STREET EXP, W1J 7UP,
-BAKER STREET EXPRESS, W1U 6TP
-CLIFTON RD M VALE EXP, W9 1SY
-COVENT GARDEN METRO, WC2E 9EQ
-DEAN STREET METRO, W1D 3RS
-EDGWARE ROAD METRO, W2 2EA
-EUSTON ROAD EXPRESS, NW1 3AU
-GEORGE ST LON EXP, W1U 8NN
-LISSON GROVE EXPRESS, NW1 6TU
-LONDON NW CAVNDSH EXP, W1W 6BE
-MAIDA VALE EXPRESS, W9 1UP
-MELCOMBE ST LON EXP, NW1 6AE
-MONCK ST VICTORIA EXP, SW1P 2BW
-PADDINGTON METRO, NW8 8EX
-PIMLICO EXP, SW1V 3EN
-QUEENSWAY, W2 6LS
-REGENT STREET METRO, SW1Y 4LR
-SOUTH WHARF PADTN EXP, W2 1JX
-VICTORIA METRO, SW1V 1RX
-FLEET STREET LDN EXP, WC2R 1DA 

Voting is easy, Tesco shoppers will be given a token with every transaction and encouraged to vote for the local project they would like to see receive funding using the voting unit in store.

To find out more about how to cast your vote, click here.

Please share and encourage friends, family & neighbours to use their vote.

Big thanks for your support.