On the 23rd November Westway Trust held its annual general meeting in St. Helen’s Church. The AGM is for the 50 member organisations to review the work of the Trust over the last year and look forward to the plans for 2015-16. It is where the Trust has a legal responsibility to discharge its responsibilities. As we have conducted it in the past, the meeting was an open meeting where all members of the community could attend.
In early December the Westway Trust will host a superb selection of Christmas events on Portobello Road including late night shopping at the Portobello Green Designers arcade and a two-day family Christmas festival attended by Santa himself.
Late Night Shopping
On 3rd December from 2.30pm to 9pm the independent fashion, beauty and lifestyle stores in the arcade at 281 Portobello Road will be offering up to 25% off unique gifts.
Westway Trust, the charity which manages the land under the Westway flyover for community benefit, has become the first employer in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea to be accredited under the Mayor of London’s London Healthy Workplace Charter.
The sports and fitness centres are some of the most popular aspects of what we do at Westway Trust. They attract more than half a million visits every year offering gyms, studios, football pitches, tennis courts, climbing walls and all manner of classes and exceptional training.
A project set up to encourage families and people aged over 50 living in North Kensington to take part in sport and healthy exercise has been awarded £105,000 by Sport England. The ‘Go Generation’ sports project aims to tempt a total of 1,800 people to take part in activities at least once a week.
Sports such as table tennis, canoeing, tennis, bowls, swimming and cycling will be offered in informal sessions at community, leisure and sports centres, which are accessible to everyone.
Westway Trust has announced that the former Chief Investment Officer of Schroders plc, Alan Brown, has been appointed as the new Chair of the charity.
Mr Brown, who is also a Governor of the Wellcome Trust, has extensive experience across a range of organisations which relates very much to the work of Westway Trust and has helped other organisations realise similar goals.
Westway Trust has today been awarded £140,000 funding to launch, #CultureMakers, a new programme to inspire young people living in Kensington and Chelsea to increase their involvement in cultural activities and unlock opportunities to get into the creative industries.
Funding comes from the Cultural Education Challenge led by A New Direction to deliver a cultural programme across London over the next two years. Westway Trust is matching the investment to take the total to nearly £300,000.