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A great time had by all!

Posted by on Thursday, February 2nd, 2012 | No Comments on A great time had by all!

The 2012 timebanking party, hosted by Timebanking UK on 30th January, at the prestigious London venue Cafe de Paris was a huge success.  197 people attended and they didn’t just come from time banks in London, some came as far afield as Scotland, St Austell in Cornwall, Kent, Somerset and Gloucestershire.

Sarah Bird, the Projects Manager welcomed everyone and paid special thanks to the funders, City Bridge and generous sponsors, SCA Group and Meteor Events for sourcing the venue and contributing a generous sum to the party.  Martin Simon, the Founding Advisor of TBUK was thrilled to accept the sponsor’s cheque on the night.

“Brilliant party! People smiling, laughing and dancing. And what a band! Couldn’t ask for more!”

The entertainment for the night had everyone dancing, but then, who could resist the amazing sounds and energy of The Red Stripe Band?

Although the special guest Tam Cassidy was unable to sing as a result of a throat infection he has promised to come back to the next event in fine voice! The party ended at midnight but it won’t be the end of the story for the social calendars of the time banks as we are planning the next one already! 

We would like to thank each and every person who attended the party, TBUK staff who helped to organise it and not forgetting the amazing staff of Cafe de Paris, as the party was certainly a night to remember!

You organised a lovely night and made a lot of people very happy – some of whom would never otherwise get the chance to go to such a prestigious venue”

We’ll be uploading more photos from the party into a special gallery here!

Toynbee Hall Bring and Fix!

Posted by on Wednesday, February 1st, 2012 | No Comments on Toynbee Hall Bring and Fix!

Toynbee Hall, founded in 1884, is a multi-purpose social welfare charity that delivers a range of services to the local community. They are pleased to announce that they will be holding their first ever Bring and Fix Event on Saturday Feb 11th 11:00-16:00 at Toynbee Hall,28 Commercial Street,E1 6LS.

The event will promote the excellent services they provide and also celebrate their staff, service users, resident’s and volunteer’s hidden skills that will be shared via Time Banking.

Bring & Fix is a new intergenerational fair that brings together local people of different ages to share their skills and knowledge – to help each other and have fun while doing so. It is an event where individuals ‘fix’ small things for each other, seek and provide advice and come up with solutions. The Bring and Fix idea was created by Philippe Granger of Rushey Green Time Bank.  The initiative is being supported by City Hall, TBUK and the London time bank network.

Bring and Fix events encourage anyone to get involved and bring what they know and can do for others, to repair and recycle instead of throwing away.

Fixers Include; Repairing and customising old clothes with UCL students, Knitting, fixing old jewellery, money management, Arts and crafts, musicians, Acupuncture and reflexology, letter writing, computer skills, energy advice, life and career coaching, make up skills and much, much more!!!

There will also be food, Mehndi (Henna), tarot card reading, face painting and other fun filled activities.

There will be something for the whole family so come along and enjoy this FREE day and get something fixed at the same time.

If you would like any other information please contact; Mehera Begum 020 7392 2963 or email Mehera.begum@toynbeehall.org.uk.

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