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Below are all the latest news stories from Community Links.  You can also access our latest press releases, and see our latest media coverage

For media enquiries, please contact Richard McKeever, 020 7473 9671 or 07940 072832,
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Mayor of Newham Supports our Christmas Appeal

Mayor of Newham Supports our Christmas Appeal

Mayor of Newham Sir Robin Wales has added his support to our toy appeal that will see youngsters most in need not missing out this Christmas. Sir Robin has donated a collection of gifts to the Community Links and Newham Recorder Christmas Appeal. The appeal has been run in the borough for 38 years. This year it needs to collect 15,000 toys to help almost 4,000 youngsters and their families. Sir Robin said: “I know this time of year is particularly busy for everyone but… Read more.

Rolling Stones Auction

Rolling Stones Auction

Celebrating the milestone of their 50th anniversary, the Rolling Stones are supporting Community Links as beneficiaries of a series of charity auctions. They generously auctioned the opportunity to meet the bandon the Austaralian and New Zealand legs of their 14 on Fire tour in November raising nearly US$20,000. Read more.

Language learning in Community Hubs

Language learning in Community Hubs

Over the last year, three of our Community Hubs have been hosting weekly English language sessions for speakers of other languages (ESOL). The sessions use language learning as a backdrop to community involvement. Local people who attend our Hubs befriend others and use their language skills help their neighbours improve spoken English. This approach ensures the long-term impact and sustainability of the project.… Read more.

Corporate Community Local Involvement Award

Corporate Community Local Involvement Award

Community Links' partnership with Barclays has been highly commended in The Charity Times Awards Corporate Community Local Involvement category. Geraldine Blake, Chief Executive at Community Links said: ‘We are delighted that our partnership with Barclays has been highly recommended – particularly because the award recognises that our work is mutually beneficial – core to our mission as a charity and directly connected to Barclays’… Read more.

New Book: Revisiting Out of the Ordinary

New Book: Revisiting Out of the Ordinary

Community Links has published the second Out of the Ordinary book, a guide to our approach to local social regeneration. Using case studies and data, and drawing on almost 40 years of experience, Out of the Ordinary details our approach demonstrating the positive impact and extraordinary things that ordinary people can make possible. The first Out of the Ordinary book… Read more.

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