London Stories for March 2015
What inspires a successful entrepreneur to give something back to his community? We talked to Kingston’s Paul Cox about why he created a Donor Advised Fund. It’s a story of hard work, social conscience and… inspiring shoes. What made you want to give back to your co...
Halema Hussain sounds like a confident, articulate young woman. But she didn’t used to be that way. Until last October the 15-year-old was wary of talking to strangers and was reluctant to travel beyond the streets of Wembley, her home. She wouldn’t use public transport and of...
- ‘I just knew that he could not break me’
- 'Children of my age died in front of me'
- 'If we are creative, we can solve problems'
- ‘Volunteering at The London Community Foundation was such a great experience for me’
- 'You see how happy the young people are. The things they have achieved'
- 'You do it because you think you love the guy'
- 'If you're feeling lost and alone, you need somebody to stand next to you'
- 'I can't go back to square one again'
- How one London charity is tackling loneliness and isolation
- Malcolm Dean on Southside Young Leaders' Academy
- A Brent food bank charity is helping to regenerate a deprived local community
- How one London charity is helping young asylum seekers to find safety and rebuild their lives
- An Interview with Streets of Growth
- Minister supports new Path away from gangs
- How to grow a healthy community
- Paul Cox: Seeing the power of a targeted gift inspired him to create a Donor Advised Fund
- Changing lives through film and football
- 'We are not trying to replace school, but supplement it'
- 'I wanted to help the community'
- The Mill: from closed library to community beacon