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Celebrating incredible Islington: Community Chest Celebration event! 🎉

At the beginning of the month Islington Giving’s parent charity, Cripplegate Foundation held a celebration event with groups funded by Islington Council’s Community Chest. The event brought together 230 people to celebrate the incredible impact of small, grassroots community groups, build a sense of community and provide local groups with networking opportunities.

Community chest is a long-standing programme supporting small Islington-based voluntary and community organsiations to make a positive impact in the community, and is funded through a partnership between Islington Council and Cripplegate Foundation.

In attendance were 60 performers (including Everyone’s Music Jam, Arco – Music for All, and Amberliegh), 43 organisations (of which 40 are funded by Community Chest), and 16 groups with display stands.

A huge thank you to all the incredible groups, residents, performers, council representatives – and Cripplegate Foundation Govenors who joined us! It was a fantastic event full of music, laughter and building new connections. A special thanks goes to the young people from Amberliegh and Arco for their brilliant performances.

All rights reserved by the photographer, Steve Bainbridge. If you would like to download and/or share any of those photos, please contact us at mail@cripplegate.org.uk. Featured image: Amberliegh.

Two women holding a plant and a book
Sunnyside Community Gardens | All Rights Reserved by the photographer, Steve Bainbridge.
A person holding a sign
Make-Do Play CIC | All Rights Reserved by the photographer, Steve Bainbridge.
A group of older people holding up a picture
Finsbury Stories | All Rights Reserved by the photographer, Steve Bainbridge.
Two people holding up the Speak Street sign
Speak Street | All Rights Reserved by the photographer, Steve Bainbridge.
Two women holding the Inspiring Islington sign
Islington Faces | All Rights Reserved by the photographer, Steve Bainbridge.
Two women holding Jannaty papers and a mannequin
Jannaty | All Rights Reserved by the photographer, Steve Bainbridge.
Two women holding papers posing for the camera
MamSuze | All Rights Reserved by the photographer, Steve Bainbridge.
A woman holding up Go Africa flyers
Go Africa | All Rights Reserved by the photographer, Steve Bainbridge.
Two women sitting at a table with brochures
Stepping Stone 4 | All Rights Reserved by the photographer, Steve Bainbridge.
A group of people posing for a photo
Islington Council and Voluntray Action Islington | All Rights Reserved by the photographer, Steve Bainbridge.

 

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