Posts Tagged ‘Annual Celebration’

On Saturday 29th November I attended the Street Pastors 5th Annual Celebration accompanied by Councillor Christina Valcarcel. The event began with a Graduation ceremony at St Marks Church in Kennington followed by a dinner at the Hotel Ibis in Earls Court.

Street Pastor from Lambeth Graduating

Throughout the day we heard about the great work by Street Pastors who are an inter-denominational Church response to urban problems, engaging with people on the streets to care, listen and dialogue.

The graduation ceremony followed trainees attending a comprehensive training programme is designed to fully equip new Street Pastors to respond to the needs of all the people that they engage on the streets.

Deputy Mayor of Lambeth and Councillor Christina Valcarcel

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On Thursday 27 November I attended the Clapham Park Project Annual Celebration at the Ritzy Cinema in Brixton.

Clapham Park Project event

The purpose of the event was to celebrate the achievements of the organisation over the course of the last year, as well as to launch their Annual Report for 2007/2008.

Clapham Park Project

Guest speakers included Guardian columnist Polly Toynbee and the Rt. Hon. Keith Hill MP with introductions from the Clapham Park Project chair Donna C Henry and a review of the year by the Chief Executive Angus Johnson.

Awards were presented to a number of residents who have shown themselves to be real community champions over the past year.

Clapham Park Project

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