The Hackney charity empowering disabled people

18 Mar , 2016  

Caroline Nelson was in her early twenties when she realised she was going blind. Her eyesight deteriorated day by day, and by the time she graduated from university she had lost her sight completely. But, 30 years on, it’s clear she hasn’t let this hold her back. Caroline is now the founder and director of […]

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Arcola theatre hosts comedy festival for Calais refugees

10 Mar , 2016  

The current migrant crisis is no laughing matter, but a theatre in Dalston is hosting a “heroic” event to help those in need through comedy. The Crew for Calais Festival is a week of entertainment aimed at raising money for refugees from around the world stuck in squalid conditions just miles away from the English […]

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You won’t be lonely this Christmas… at the Haberdashery cafe

26 Nov , 2015  

Elderly people facing a lonely Christmas are being offered a free turkey dinner at The Haberdashery cafe in Stoke Newington. ‘‘We’re going to provide a traditional Christmas dinner with all the trimmings, a bit of music, bingo and Secret Santa,” said owner Massimo Bergamin. He came up with the idea after a regular customer said he would […]

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Local lady fronts campaign for Syria donations

28 Mar , 2014  

Local woman raises money for the charity Hand in Hand

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Shelter gives new hope to 500 local families

28 Mar , 2014  

Shelter is helping with homelessness

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The Duchess of Cambridge plays volleyball at Copper Box


Duchess visit inspires young athletes in Hackney

24 Oct , 2013  

Sixty young athletes rubbed shoulders with royalty in Hackney Wick on Friday as the Duchess of Cambridge visited a workshop at the Copper Box for charity SportsAid.

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Hackney cinema change lives after spoke-tacular charity cycle ride

17 Oct , 2013  

Staff from a Hackney cinema have completed a gruelling 70 mile cycle ride to Oxford in aid of impoverished children in poor countries.



Hackney woman nominated for charity award

19 Mar , 2013  

The food fan welcomes 14 strangers into her home every fortnight and offers a tasty meal for £45 each, with £35 going directly to the charity and the remaining £10 going towards the food.

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Polar explorer turns his hand to Antarctica

29 Nov , 2012  

The first black Briton to trek to the North Pole has set his sights on conquering Antarctica next spring.

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Japanese bands to rock Hackney for earthquake appeal

24 Mar , 2011  

Dalston-based duo Camanechiand and Bo Ningen will take part in the concert at Hoxton Bar and Kitchen.

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