Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s charity in the UK backs community development projects at launch event held at St. Nicholas Shopping Centre. (From Your Local Guardian)
Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s charity in the UK backs community development projects at launch event held at St. Nicholas Shopping Centre.
4:40pm Monday 21st May 2012 in Sutton
The Tutu Foundation UK sent a resounding thank you to the St. Nicholas Centre, for its support for an event hosted at the St. Nicolas Centre, for community groups. The event which took place last week[17th May 2012], brought together local people with ideas for improving their local community. The Tutu Foundation works with local community groups across the UK, to promote stronger communities, by helping bring local people come together with positive ideas for improving their community.
In Sutton the Tutu Foundation UK has been working with young people, who have plans to create a Fashion Show with an environmentally friendly theme. As well as local youngsters wanting to set up a new cricket group for Sons and Dads. Together with a group of parents and young people who are working on a healthy eating project.
Alexandra Ankrah, Chief Executive, speaking on behalf of the Foundation said: “We are really grateful for the support we have had from local traders – including Debenhams, whose staff took time out to support our work by giving young people a talk on fashion and shopping choices. Asda also donated some resources to help illustrate healthy food choices.
It has been exciting for us to be part of the St. Nicholas Centre’s birthday celebrations and to see a centre which strives so hard to be at the heart of its community”
The event, which took place at the Sutton U Shop – at the St. Nicholas Centre was attended by representatives from the London Borough of Sutton, a number of local voluntary groups and as well as the NHS.
The Tutu Foundation UK would really like to hear from any groups working with young people and their families who would like to get involved in future projects.
Alternatively visit our Tutu Foundation Facebook site.
To read more about the Tutu Foundation UK: www.tutufoundationuk.org Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org The Tutu Foundation UK – Notes: • Launched in 2007 with a unique mission to continue the inspiring work of Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu in the context of British communities.
• The Tutu Foundation UK works with young people and others in areas of conflict by supporting grass roots community groups.
• The Foundation provides innovative training and accompaniment to enable young people to build bridges across the divides of race, religion or even postcodes. • Examples of work include programmes in Liverpool run jointly with the Community Foundation for Merseyside and Merseyside Police, the Birmingham Settlement, in Aston and projects in Croydon, Yorkshire run with a range of bodies including the Black-E Arts Centre, Hull University, YMCA and Prince’s Trust. • The Tutu Foundation is funded by a range of funders including: The Paul Hamlyn Foundation, City Bridge Trust and Souter Charitable Trust.
• The Southern African concept of Ubuntu – the essence of what it means to be truly human – informs the Foundation's collaborative work with individuals and organisations at grass roots level. • At the heart of Ubuntu is the belief that no matter what our cultural, ethnic or religious background, there is far more that unites us as human beings than separates us. It is this approach that is fundamental to the pioneering work of the Foundation in the UK.
Based on information supplied by Alexandra Ankrah.