Tim Hughes

Chief Executive and Clerk to the Trustees

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Tim Hughes

Chief Executive and Clerk to the Trustees

Responsible for: Chief officer; responsible for overall strategy and governance

Working days: Monday – Friday

Contact: tim.hughes@hamunitedcharities.com

Melanie Nock

Head of Community and Partnerships

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Melanie Nock

Head of Community and Partnerships

Responsible for all matters relating to grants, community engagement and local partnership working. Also the charity’s lead on United in Hammersmith and Fulham.

Working days normally Wednesday – Friday

Contact melanie@hamunitedcharities.com

 

Rita Nath Dongre

Head of Housing and Property

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Rita Nath Dongre

Head of Housing and Property

Responsible for: Lead responsibility for all issues to do with the charity’s property portfolio. Leads on issues to do with older people’s housing and services.

Working days: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday

Contact: rita@hamunitedcharities.com

 

Nora Laraki

Administrator: Projects and Events

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Nora Laraki

Administrator: Projects and Events

Responsible for: Day to day coordination and administration; events; communications

Working days: Tuesday, Wednesday

Contact: nora.laraki@hamunitedcharities.com

Carolyn Defrin

PhD Candidate

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Carolyn Defrin

PhD Candidate

Researching the impact of community arts projects on need in the Area of Benefit.

Contact: carolyn.defrin@hamunitedcharities.com

 

Sybil Darko

Scheme Manager, John Betts House

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Sybil Darko

Scheme Manager, John Betts House

Responsible for: Resident welfare and activities at John Betts House; applications and enquiries about living at John Betts House

 

Jackie and Tilly

Community Gardener

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Jackie and Tilly

Community Gardener

Responsible for: the design and maintenance of  the charity’s gardens

Tilly doesn’t really work

Working days: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

Contact: jackie@hamunitedcharities.com

 

Eniyal Sahadevan

Finance Officer

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Eniyal Sahadevan

Finance Officer

Responsible for: all aspects of financial management; bills and invoices

Working Days: Monday – Friday

Contact: eniyal.sahadevan@hamunitedcharities.com

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Cathy Lehane

Scheme Manager, Sycamore House

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Cathy Lehane

Scheme Manager, Sycamore House

Responsible for: Resident welfare and activities at Sycamore House; applications and enquiries about living at Sycamore House

Working days: Monday – Friday

Contact: catherine@hamunitedcharities.com

Robert Woolf

Head of Finance & Investment

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Robert Woolf

Head of Finance & Investment

robert.woolf@hamunitedcharities.com

 

Gaia Bini

Administrator: Projects and Events

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Gaia Bini

Administrator: Projects and Events

Responsible for: Day to day coordination and administration; events; communications

Working days: Monday, Thursday, Friday

Contact: gaia.bini@hamunitedcharities.com

Rosemary Rinn

Finance Assistant

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Rosemary Rinn

Finance Assistant

Working Days: Thursday & Friday

Contact: rosemary.rinn@hamunitedcharities.com

Hammersmith Reflections – Four hundred years of support, and counting!

This month we continued our celebrations of the charity’s 400 (more…)

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Hammersmith Reflections – Thoughts from a New Trustee…

Every one of us has the capability to contribute to society, and to those less well off (financially, socially, physically etc), than ourselves. Having been involved in the running of businesses for a little while I was keen to donate my skills and knowledge. I had been involved with one local Hammersmith charity and having “done my time”, was keen to find another opportunity within the locality. The people and environment in which I live are important to me. Hammersmith has numerous problems and issues – and to contribute to solve a just very few of them gives me a lot of personal satisfaction.

Shepherds Bush Market

Hammersmith United Charities as we all know has been around for a long time (400 years to be precise). But what attracted me was the vision for the future. HUC has listened to the people of the Borough, through its “Big Conversation” and from that set out a real plan. This is a charity that has a long term vision for the future, is run and organised by some very professional people – and one that I wanted to be involved in.

Housing is a massive problem in our Borough. Hammersmith United Charities already provides really lovely sheltered accommodation to over 90 residents – all of whom would be at the mercy of private landlords without our apartments. But to be involved with a project to increase our stock and offer long term housing solutions to even more in the borough is an exciting prospect. Giving something back, no matter how small the contribution, that will last for many decades is a satisfying thought.

Two Residents at Sycamore House

But the charity isn’t just about providing sheltered housing. Over the four centuries of its existence the financial resources of the Charity have grown. This means that in 2018 we will be donating over £400,000 of our income to other local charities and support groups. Making real contributions to real people in borough and helping to improve their lives – whether it be through nutritious meals for homeless people; music for toddlers with language delay; counselling for people who have experienced domestic abuse; or opportunities for entrepreneurs to support older people Hammersmith United Charities makes a real contribution to people’s lives in the Borough – something that I am very proud of. And with the setting up of the combined UNITED charity something we want to do even more with the support of the local community.

W12 Festival 2016

Hammersmith United Charities is an exciting organisation with real plans, to make an even bigger contribution, to our local community. Something that excites me – and something I am proud to be part of.


David Bailey
Trustee
June 2018

 

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Robert Cohan CBE commissioned to work with the Bolder not Older Company

Bolder not Older is a dance company for West Londoners aged 55+ founded by DanceWest. The company meets weekly and works towards high-profile performances. Under the direction of
Sonia Illescas, the company celebrates the artistic integrity of older dancers and challenges preconceptions of what it means to be older.

93-year-old Robert Cohan will work with the company over an intensive weekender from 9-10 June contributing towards a piece that the group have been preparing for the opening of Hammersmith United Charities 400th celebrations on Friday 6th July at St Paul’s Church Hammersmith.

Yolande Yorke-Edgell, artistic director of Yorke Dance Project and founder of Cohan Collective will be supporting Robert on the weekender.

Robert Cohan’s collaboration with DanceWest will continue in October when he will inaugurate the first of DanceWest’s Inspired By series – a weekend of talks, interviews, conversations and performances
by Robert and those who have been inspired by him.
Dates: 6-7 October 2018.

Robert Cohan’s influence on the development of modern dance in Britain has been considerable. Having pioneered the teaching of contemporary dance technique in Britain, he was instrumental in the development of a vast following, not only for the repertory of LCDT in the ‘70s and ‘80s but through his pioneering residencies throughout the country, which laid the groundwork for the many other British companies that have grown up in the last 20 years.

 

You can download and read Robert Cohan biography on the right.

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New Grantees for May 2018

We are delighted to announce our new grantees for our second round of grants this year in May 2018!

Our next grant deadline will be the 1st of October. Check out our grants page for the application form.

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