Today we are back in Cricklewood for our tasty nugget!
This is a talk that was given at Cricklewood Library on 9th October 2008 by Malcolm Barres-Baker, of the Brent Museum. He gave a talk with slideshow about the history of Cricklewood illustrated with photos from the local archives. I find local museums and talks on local history fascinating. As a community it is vital we appreciate our surroundings and understand why they are as they are.
And for todays charity, we say a big thank you to Sara Conway from Burnt Oak for the nomination! Have you heard of the Young Barnet Foundation. This is just the sort of local organisation we enjoy promoting.
YBF is a membership movement set up to help grow activities and opportunities for children and young people in the London Borough of Barnet. YBF has 120 charities and community groups as members and runs the ‘Space 2 Grow’ Fund to which they can apply, focused on providing children and young people with safe space and great programmes and experiences to grow and develop into resilient adults.
The ‘Barnet Fair – Do Your Hair!’ campaign will raise awareness about the needs of disadvantaged children and young people living locally – with up to 40% living in poverty in some areas - and raise money for YBF’s ‘Space 2 Grow’ Fund to support activities and opportunities for them. This includes children who are hungry in school holidays, those who are carers, those with additional learning, disability and mental health needs – those who wouldn’t otherwise have the chance to participate in arts, sport and other fun activities.
YBF Chief Executive Janet Matthewson said, “We are delighted that local businesses are joining forces with us to focus on the challenges children and young people in our area are facing and to raise money to help make a difference to their lives.”