Bags of Help for ClementJames

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In partnership with the Parish of St Clement & St James The ClementJames Centre is looking to redevelop the small St Clement’s church garden along Sirdar Road to create a new community space for gardening and art projects, as well as general enjoyment. We are very pleased to announce that we have been selected as one of three organisations to participate in the ‘Tesco Bags of Help’ scheme throughout this February.
Between the 1st and 25th February, each time you shop in the stores below (spending any value) you will receive a token to vote for our project, which you can put into a box in store. The first prize is £5,000, the second is £2,500 and the third is £1,000.
We’re very grateful for any contribution towards the vote and thank you for your support!

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St Clement’s church garden on Sirdar Road
Tesco logoTesco teamed up with Groundwork to launch its Bags of Help initiative across England and Wales. The scheme sees three community groups and projects in each of around 200 Tesco regions awarded grants of £5,000, £2,000 and £1,000 – all raised from the 5p bag charge. The public will now vote in store from 1st to 25th February on who should receive the £5,000, £2,000 and £1,000 awards.

Indian Summer Garden Party brings together the ClementJames community

On 7th September we welcomed our friends, volunteers, donors, partners and users to celebrate another successful year at ClementJames and invited everyone to hear more about our plans for the future. A special thank you goes to Maryam and Patrick who kindly (and bravely!) addressed the community and spoke of their personal stories and experiences.

Maryam concluded, “I really like being a part of this centre and I hope to stay connected to ClementJames in the future, both for myself and my family. Me and my two little ones need this centre, and we all need to belong to a community. I have chosen the best community to be part of.”

Patrick (pictured below) then talked about his experiences taking part in Notting Hill Carnival as part of our Summer Carnival Arts programme and all the support that he’s receiving with his homework.

We would like to thank everyone who joined us on this sunny September evening, thank you for your continued support and look forward to working with you in the new academic year!

img_4681agarden-partyCllr Robert Freeman, ClementJames CEO Clare Richards and MP Victoria Borwick enjoy a chat in the garden.