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May 3rd 2017

Our Annual General Meeting will be held on Friday 12th May at 7.15 at the club. All parents and carers of club members and young people over 16 and under 25 are invited to come to discuss the Annual Report with trustees. We will also be holding a Celebration of Achievements event for the young people. 

April 2017

Well done to everyone who took part in the 500 Miles Sponsored Cycle Event! We cycled a total of 563 miles and have raised £3500 and counting… 

Thanks to The Stow Brothers for their support, especially Kenny who cycled with us, and to members of Newham Cyclists who helped achieve our goal, and all the young people, parents and friends who joined in and made it a fun day. You can still sponsor us here.  

March 2017

Brilliant leaflet design for our upcoming sponsored cycle event by Lavinia Scott!

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 500 miles Sponsored Cycle Ride 

Leading Our Lives is organising a sponsored 500 miles Cycle Ride – a team effort – at Redbridge Cycling Centre on Friday April 14th (Good Friday) from 1-4pm. Many thanks to Stow Brothers who are supporting us with venue and publicity costs. Come along and join in the fun or cheer us on!

You can SPONSOR us here

or text LOLC £10 to 70070

Thank you for your support!

November 26th 2016

SELF ADVOCACY COURSE 2016

Check out our new video! We were able to run a Self Advocacy course for members over a few weekends earlier this year, thanks to funding from Afasic. Here’s an idea of what some of the young people thought about it. https://vimeo.com/193153256

June 3rd 2016

BRONZE LEVEL LONDON YOUTH QUALITY MARK

Great news! We have been awarded a Bronze Level London Youth Quality Mark, a quality assurance scheme, a programme accredited by City and Guilds. Thanks to all involved for the hard work that went into achieving this success!

2015 PUPPET SHOW

Congratulations to all the members who took part in our Puppet Show, led by visiting artists Alice Stanley and Anna Bisset. As well as creating the puppets and performing, members designed and created the backdrops. You can watch the video of the performance here.

Our Annual General Meeting will be held at 7pm on Friday 23rd October at Hainault. (Charity members only.)

October 2015: WANSTEAD ART TRAIL success! Leading Our Lives won the Homefront First Prize for the second year running with our entry: “Reach for the Sky”! Members created an installation from recycled bands cut from plastic bottles.

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COMING UP: Two big fundraising events for us on Saturday. Music in Wanstead Park is a great festival with lots of fun things to do, buy, eat – and of course listen to!! Don’t miss the veggie food stall, raising money for Leading Our Lives!

Forest Gate Festival is also on Saturday. Lots of stalls – nearly ninety this year – with food, crafts and fun for all! Check out our Leading Our Lives stall selling cakes and crafts – including these lovely paintings!

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July 16th 2015: Thanks again to everyone who took part in our sponsored walk – whether by walking or by donating. We raised over £2000 – which is a big part of our rent for the next year! Well done everyone.

June 21st 2015:

Thank you to everyone who took part in today’s sponsored walk. The weather was great and all involved had a good time.

You can still sponsor us on the links below! Update on how much we raised to follow.

May 23rd 2015: Coming Up!! 12 km Sponsored walk in Central London: Members, staff, parents/carers, trustees and friends are doing a sponsored walk on Sunday 21st June to raise much needed funds. Our target is £3000 – please help us to keep this unique club open!

You can sponsor us at Givey.com https://www.givey.com/leadingourlives or just text LOLY15 £10* to 70070.

*You choose the amount!

 

May 15th 2015: East London Rugby Football Club have raised a massive £450 for us with a charity “England v. the Rest of the World” match! Thank you so much for your generous donation!

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November 17th 2014: We are now recruiting for a sessional speech and language therapist to work alongside our youth workers at our Friday evening sessions in Hainault. Contact us for more details. Closing date December 6th.

November 13th: Article about Leading Our Lives in Ilford Recorder E-edition (page 8): 

http://edition.pagesuite-professional.co.uk/Launch.aspx?eid=06ce9b88-40a5-4c1e-96d9-82967fe53d54

October 22nd: New Christmas Cards on Sale Now!!

Available now – packs of 8 x A6 cards with envelopes, featuring our bendy figures, for £5. All the profits go to Leading Our Lives. To get a pack, ask at club, use the contact us email address, or buy in person at Number 8 Emporium, 8 Sebert Road, Forest Gate, London, E7 0NQ.

 

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 Leading Our Lives wins HomeFront prize of £100 (donated by Bairstow Eves) at Wanstead Art Trail 2014

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http://artgroupwanstead.com/01/homefront.php

 

Recent fundraising:

£580 from Wanstead Music in the ParkForest Gate Festival £255.84… Hampstead Unitarians donation of £489.36… £220 from a Quiz Night at Forest Tavern… Bendy figures £120…

Thank you, every penny helps.

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