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Manor Gardens Centre      Newsletter April 2016      Issue 5

All steam ahead for the Wellbeing Festival

Plans are now well advanced for our Summer Wellbeing Festival on 9th July. We will be closing the street and there will be food, entertainment, stalls, wellbeing taster sessions and fun for all the family. 

We are now taking bookings from people who want to have a stall or provide entertainment. If you are interested email Norma and she'll send you a booking form on

We also have a large number of volunteering opportunities on the day and beforehand. Have a look here to see whether you could offer to do something for our Festival.

Ed's running for the Friendship Network

Ed Bartram, Co-ordinator of the Friendship Network, is joining Jordan and his staff from Islington's famous Trullo restaurant in running the Hackney Half-Marathon on Sunday 8th May.

Everyone who dines at Trullo is encouraged to give a donation to our Friendship Network, which supports older people living on their own by matching them up with a befriender. Jordan is one of our befrienders and has been visiting an elderly gentleman for over three years. And this is just the latest Friendship Network event he has organised for us.

If you can, please support Jordan and his team, plus our very own Ed, by sponsoring the runners. Find out more here

Could you be an FGM Champion?

We’re looking for people who have good local community links in Newham and can speak a community language to become our new FGM Community Champions. If you have good communi-cation, organisational and team-work skills please apply here. We will provide free training into supporting communities affected by FGM to take positive action to tackle the practice.

Well done Alan

Our congratulations go to the Chair of Manor Gardens’ Board, Alan Elias, who has been named as Acting Chair of Court and Council at the London School of Economics. Alan has served on the Board of Manor Gardens Welfare Trust since December 2007 and has been Chair of Trustees since December 2013.

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Improved services for older people
At Manor Gardens we let out our space to a range of Islington charities in the field of wellbeing. Age UK Islington has just expanded its services on our premises to include prevention screening, community information, case work, volunteering, wellbeing and the carers hub. The new facilities at 9 Manor Gardens were opened on 4th April by Councillor Janet Burgess, Deputy Leader of Islington Council.
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