The White City Theatre Project (WCTP) CIC,was set up to benefit the children and young people living within the community of White City and Shepherds Bush. Delivering weekly sessions at the Bush Theatre it provides structured drama based learning opportunities for young people from disadvantaged backgrounds who would otherwise not have the access or money for this free service.
WCTP aims to raise aspiration, support personal and social development, build self-confidence and enable new friendships in a safe environment.
WCYT have been selected to participate in the National Theatre’s NT Connections Festival 2018, a prestigious & exciting opportunity for our members. The WCYT and DanceWest are partnering to support 30 young people from West London to experience working on a brand new production written specifically for young people by talented playwright Phoebe Eclair-Powell for the Connections Festival. This will be performed on the main stage at the Bush theatre to a public audience.
Power the Shower - new boiler appeal started fundraising!2 weeks ago
The Barons Court Project is the only drop-in centre, providing services and activities for people who are rough sleeping, at risk of homelessness or living with mental ill health in Hammersmith and Fulham.
We recently successfully raised the funds for a complete new shower refurbishment. It looks amazing! However, the old boiler is about to give up the ghost. We need a new one to meet the need of an increasing number of service users at the Barons Court Project.
Local, independent plumbers recommended on social media Next Door have quoted us on a replacement for a new water tank that will enable more showers to the hour. A shower is street homeless individuals’ first step towards change, rejuvenation and dignity. A step off the streets on the road to recovery.
A combi boiler with thermostat to ensure each rough sleeper gets a re-juvenating shower with full power when most needed is promised.
Christmas Day Lunch For Older People started fundraising!3 weeks ago
No elderly person should spend Christmas Day alone so we have created an event to bring together local people from all backgrounds, to enjoy a festive meal and live entertainment in good company.
The event will bring together 350 people from the community to Hammersmith Town Hall with a team of volunteers young and old, the mayor & local councillors all pulling together to give the guests a memorable day.
To make this event happen there are five key elements that need funding:
Transport- Fully accessible door to door service
Qualified carers- Assisting guests on the day with personal care
Catering & equipment- Christmas lunch with all the trimmings
Entertainment & decor- Professional live acts, Christmas tree & gifts
Event management- Experienced logistics team
Taking place on October 8th The Big Bad Tea Party is all about bringing fun and connection to the lives of 250 older people living on their own in Hammersmith and Fulham and surrounding areas
The Big Bad Tea Party aims to;
● Raise awareness of the issue of loneliness amongst our older community and to encourage all of us to take action.
● Raise funds to support the good work of Contact the Elderly & local elderly outreach charities.
● Raise the roof of the St Pauls Centre and give up to 250 older people a truly memorable day out.
The event will involve a range of entertainment including a well renowned swing band, a professional dancing demonstration and a raffle with prizes of ‘experience’s for an older person’. No tea party is complete without the obligatory tea and cake, which has been supplied by Fiona Cairns (cake maker for HRH Prince William and Kate’s wedding). It will be set against the backdrop of a cinema screen relaying images from the 50’s & 60’s.
Wendell Park Gardening Friends is a community group, open to volunteer gardeners of all ages and abilities, which is engaged in maintaining, improving and embellishing Wendell Park, W12
The group was set up in the summer of 2017. The group will meet on at least one Saturday a month to plant, weed, feed, prune, tidy and otherwise embellish the herbaceous borders and flower beds in the park.
Over time, it is envisaged that specific areas of the park could be given over to specific gardening ideas or themes, such as sensory planting (scent, texture, sound, flavour), children's gardening, etc.
The group aims to encourage local people of all ages, backgrounds, skills, and abilities to take an active interest in their local park and to spend quality time outdoors doing something positive for the community and getting to know their neighbours
The project will aim to reach 4800 young people over one year through:
Educational activities including
• Workshops: The Bush offers a varied range of workshops with an insight into the creation and production of new writing.
• Bespoke Projects: As part of a creative approach to delivering exciting activity, the Bush creates 4 intensive projects which directly respond to the themes of plays programmed in each season, they are led by a Bush artist and culminate with a presentation to family and friends for school groups.
• Work Experience: We aim to host 7 week long work-experience placements during a year and a four-month internship to a local young person.
In addition, we want to be able to offer 4,000 discounted tickets to the under 26s and students via Bush Connect, our free membership club.
Finally we will offer 160 hours of space usage to local charities, such as youth drama club White City Youth Theatre.
The West London Free School is a state funded music specialist school in Hammersmith. In 2017 we launched a rare instrument programme to encourage pupils who have not had the opportunity to learn an instrument before, to take up rarer instruments such as the double bass, tuba, french horn, bassoon, marimba and saxophone. Before we can offer tuition, we need to obtain the instruments themselves. We would like to purchase the following three instruments: an alto flute at £1,360, a tenor sax at £850 and finally, a french horn at £1,500. This type of provision is extra-curricular and therefore not funded by the Department for Education. 38% of pupils at the school are from disadvantaged backgrounds, and eligible for the Pupil Premium. Some of these pupils face a financial barrier to musical success. We will prioritise tuition for those showing the strongest musical ability, who have not had access to instrumental tuition before.