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Cancer Research UK fundraising challenge - Crick Abseil 2018

Posted by James A. Baker on January 8, 2018

Cancer Research UK have an exciting fundraising challenge to abseil down their newest research centre, The Francis Crick Institute in Kings Cross! It takes place on the 17th and 18th of March and is just outside St Pancras Station.It can be taken on as individuals, with a buddy as there’s two ropes or as part of ... Continue reading »


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Castlehaven Community Association Gardens & Horticulture Hub

Castlehaven is a community association based in the heart of Camden Town, a stones throw away from Camden Lock Market.  We have been working with the most disadvantaged sectors of the community for the last 31 years (e.g. young, unemployed, isolated elderly, lone parents etc).Castlehaven’s mission is to ensure that everybody feels heard, valued and has the opportunity to try and/or learn something new in a positive, supportive environment. We do this by:- Providing classes, groups and activities for all sections of the community.- Representing local opinion at local, borough-wide and national forums.- Exploring and developing innovative and effective ways of promoting social inclusion.- Developing local solutions to local problems and promoting standards of good practice.Castlehaven has four acres of green space that we've transformed into a vibrant and well-loved community space that is rich in biodiversity, and provides opportunities for the community to learn about gardening, food growing and conservation issues.Recently, we've developed a new Community Horticultural Hub, a facility for horticultural education, including a greenhouse, green activities and community volunteering and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) volunteering days/events.Our main aim for this amazing inner city green space is somewhere for the local community to enjoy using, be given lots of opportunities to get involved and for the plants, trees and wildlife to thrive. Activities: Get Fit, Get Active, Get Gardening: Give us a hand every Wednesday between 10.30am - 2.30pm to help us with ongoing tasks in our gardens and Horticulture Hub. All sessions are led by fully trained staff, and will provide all the training, tools and equipment you'll need. Just come along in comfortable clothing and footwear; we'll even make you a hot drink and provide biscuits. All welcome. Families Growing Together FREE After School Workshops: (Term-time only) Thursdays 3.45-5.45pm with tutor, Poppy Fishman. Come along to our gardening sessions to learn about food growing, plants, wildlife and creative activities with your child/ren. Starts Thursday, 14th Sept. 2017. Part of the Camden Health Kick programme.How Does The Garden Grow: On Thursdays (times and dates tbc, starting in Oct. 2017) Come along to our gardening sessions to learn new skills, improve your wellbeing and be part of the community. All welcome. Ageactivity 60+ Gardening Club: Tuesdays between 10.30am-12.30pm, starting 17th Oct 2017, with community gardener, Paul. If you're over 60 and interested in gardening, why not come along to share your knowledge, learn new skills, socialise with others and help us transform our community gardens. The Littlehaven Nursery Green Fingers: Our social enterprise, The Littlehaven Nursery, will be holding 30-minute weekly sessions in the Hub for the children to learn about food growing, plants and wildlife. Plants With Paul: Bi-weekly drop in sessions held on Saturdays between 11:00am - 1:00pm starting on 14th October. Get to know the Hub, get your gardening questions answered and enjoy seasonal activities. All welcome.CSR Team Building Days/Events, please contact us for more information about these.Other activitiesMaster classes in the Hub with horticulture experts Community festivals and seasonal eventsPrivate hire available, please contact us for more informationThe Castlehaven Community Horticulture Hub, Corner of Hartland Road & Hawley Road, London, NW1 8DB

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The Regent's Place Community Fund is now open!

This year Project Dirt have joined forces with Regent's Place to help coordinate the Regent's Place Community Fund!The Regent's Place Community Fund is an exciting initiative led by a number of businesses based at Regent's Place in West Euston. Businesses contribute funding and come together to share insight, resources, expertise and opportunities to support smaller community organisations around Regent's Place and make a real difference to the immediate local area. A whopping £58,606.62 (to be precise) is currently available in this year's fund, with potentially more to come! Grants of up to £7,500 are on offer to help local community organisations that support one or more of these guiding themes: Social Cohesion - bringing people in the community together, facilitating underrepresented and/or disadvantaged groups to access new opportunities and/or activities.Health & Wellbeing - improving both physical and mental health, reducing loneliness and isolation, building skills and helping local people access opportunities which improve their quality of life.Employability - improving employability skills, providing support and guidance with finding work, and providing local people with work opportunities.The Fund opens for applications on Monday 4th June.The Fund was set up to support and cater for beneficiaries in the immediate area local to Regent's Place (although your organisation can be based outside). To see whether your community project is eligible, have a read of the guidelines and criteria here. If that all looks good, you can submit your application via the form below:-[CLICK HERE TO APPLY]-Applications need to be submitted by midnight on Friday 14th September.If you encounter any issues or have any questions, please contact [email protected] look forward to seeing your applications - best of luck to all of you!To see all the latest social media updates from the Fund, search for the hashtag #RegentsPlaceCommunityFund or #RPCF on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook.




Know Your Onions Market Day

12:00, Thursday 5th July

Hosted by: Gaby Woolf

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Camden Green Gym at Regent's Park

London | Camden | Camden Town

As part of the Big Butterfly Count, (“a nationwide survey aimed at helping us assess the ...



Camden Market for Refill London

London | Camden

Did you know…In the UK alone, it is estimated that 800 plastic bottles per MINUTE end ...



Designing Edible Spaces

London | Camden | Kings Cross

Productive, low maintenance, ecological, aesthetic, edible spacesBook your place: from £65 (sliding scale)facebook event: ...

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