Can you make a difference to Valentines Mansion?

Valentines Mansion & Gardens in Ilford is looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help us to create a truly memorable experience for visitors on our open days.  Working within this wonderful Georgian Mansion, dating back to 1696, you will be surrounded by many stories and an ever-changing architectural gem.  This would suit anyone with an interest …

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The Summer Reading Challenge Proves To Be A Rewarding Experience For Both Young Readers And Volunteers

My name is Simi and I am currently volunteering as a Summer Reading Challenge volunteer at Redbridge Central Library. I wanted to become a volunteer because I see it as a good opportunity for me to work with children and young people as I want to work with children in the future. As an avid …

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Tazeen Raza Tells Us Why She Loves Volunteering At The Library

It’s safe to say that Redbridge Central Library has been familiar territory to me since I was 8 years old and I remember I had always envied the librarians because they would get to meet so many people at their workplace. I love meeting new people and seeing new faces so I wanted to do …

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vInspired asks “What’s your story?”

Young volunteers celebrate the contributions of migrants to their communities in their campaign Routes to Roots. Team v is joining communities across the country, telling the stories of its people and their journeys. Team v Redbridge is celebrating the brave people that migrate across the globe and throughout the UK to create new lives for …

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Locals explore Ilford’s suffragette history

Redbridge Central Library paid homage to International Women’s Day on 8 March by reviving Pat Heron’s walk around Ilford, discovering iconic sights of the suffragette movement. Raeesa Mukhtar joined the group to discover how much history is retained right on her doorstep! Development Librarian Rhonda Brooks was our leader for the day. She assembled us in …

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Championing Strong Female Voices: International Women’s Day – The power of unity amongst women

Observed since the early 1900s, International Women’s Day remains a prominent day of appreciation and celebration of women's progression and achievements throughout history. Spanning from social to political and economic issues, women who were previously denied voices, began to emerge and demand recognition, in aspects including a woman’s right to vote and equality in the …

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vInspired ‘Love is..?’ Campaign Was A Great Success!

Young Redbridge Volunteers highlight Healthy Relationships for young people in their ‘Love is..?’ campaign. The cheesy cards, love hearts and chocolate of Valentine's Day are a gift of love, yet do many of us actually know what makes up a healthy relationship? Team v Redbridge are a group of young volunteers from youth charity vInspired, …

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Youth Charity vInspired – Healthy Relationship Event

We'd like to give a warm welcome to Team V Redbridge! Join us and show your support for the great work vInspired do in and around our borough. The cheesy cards, love hearts and chocolate of Valentine's Day, yet do many of us actually know what makes up a healthy relationship? Team v Redbridge is …

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It’s beginning to look a lot like a Barkingside Christmas!

Donning a Santa hat and munching on Gingerbread men, Raeesa Mukhtar joins Barkingside residents as they welcome the festive season. It's officially Christmas in Barkingside! Okay so, it may not be snowing, the presents haven't all been wrapped and it's definitely not time to buy the turkey… Yet, when I went to Barkingside Christmas light …

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