Entries by billypittson

Jack Petchey Achievement Award winners

The Jack Petchey Achievement Award Scheme, recognising outstanding young people between the ages of 11-25 throughout London and Essex. The scheme is a reward and recognition initiative which enables schools and youth organisations to celebrate the achievements of their young people as well as receive additional funding.   Our latest award winners: Abas Ahmed, 15, […]

Shared Goals

A project to help residents lead healthy and positive lives is also giving people leaving prison the confidence to assimilate back into society

Alex earns his bike

pictured here is Alex, a year 8 pupil from Kelmscott School and the latest member of the S7 ACE Community Champions Programme. The CC Programme takes participants through a journey from engagement to volunteering and then paid employment, not just with Us but with partners organisations including teaching, Police, Hackney Housing and more. Alex began […]

Girls and Women United in Health and well-being

Good morning, please see attached photo from yesterdays Salaam Peace Girls and Women’s fitness session. The session started 2 years ago and was developed by Shehnaz and since has seen Community Champions Agne and Ausrine take a lead. The project is part of our Positive Routes Tuesday Engagement Programme that sees over 120 core participants, […]

Hands of Peace

Salaam and good morning. Halime Kamber and the team of Community Champions pulled together a SABULOUS EAST LONDON UNITES (against terrorism) initiative. Over 350 children, young people, adults (male and female) took part in sports, art, climbing walls and community engagement. The event was organised as a POSITIVE COMMUNITY reaction to the recent issues around: […]

Ismail – A real Community Champion

Pictured here on the far right is Ismail Ahmed, a Walthamstow resident of Somalian heritage. In a time when Muslims across the world and closer to home are portrayed in a negative light Ismail exemplifies all that is good about Humankind. Ismail, a Salaam Peace Volunteer, despite his very busy family and work life, gives […]

Community Champions enjoy the high life

Attached photos from our weekend away to the amazing Caversham. Caversham is n Reading and the Crowne Plaza Hotel sits on the river Thames. The weekend away was organised as a thank you to our team of Community Champions, these young people go above and beyond to BE THE CHANGE in the community they want […]

Charli earns her number

I have been fortunate to have known Charli from the age of 4 and over the years seen her develop into a fantastic young lady. Charli did extremely well in her GCSE’s last year while at Kelmscott School and has been a standout success on the Early Help team Duke of Edinburgh award. Charli officially […]

Hackney – a Safer Place for Everyone

Good afternoon Sab, THANK YOU so very much for joining us yesterday evening.  I realise this was a BIG ask given your other commitment, but as always you rose to the challenge.  EVERYONE I spoke to or who has e-mailed this morning has said how FANTASTIC the panel was. You were a key and resounding […]