Victoria Hill

Chief Executive and Clerk to the Trustees

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Victoria Hill

Chief Executive and Clerk to the Trustees

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

Working days: Monday – Friday

Contact: victoria.hill@hamunitedcharities.com

Robert Woolf

Head of Finance & Investment

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Robert Woolf

Head of Finance & Investment

robert.woolf@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

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

Grace Shing

Finance Assistant

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Grace Shing

Finance Assistant

Responsible for: assisting the finance officer

Working Days: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday

Contact: grace.shing@hamunitedcharities.com

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

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

 

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

 

Hammersmith Reflections – Our retiring Chairman, Mike Smith, reflects on 12 years as a trustee

It’s become a tradition at Hammersmith United Charities that retiring trustees are invited to share their reflections on their time at the charity at their final board meeting. (more…)

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Hammersmith Reflections – photojournalist Cinzia D’Ambrosi and her work for the local community

I am an independent award winning photojournalist, local resident, founder of the Photojournalism Hub. My passion and drive is to expose social justice issues through photo stories for these to be of leverage and/or of a conduit for action and change. Some of the projects I have been working on, have been exposing the plight of miners in illegal coal mines in China, the hidden homelessness in the UK with a particular focus on women and their children, police violence against refugees and asylum seekers in Europe. Through my career, I developed many collaborations with NGO’s and charities, including international campaigns with Amnesty International and Protection Approaches, Shelter in the UK. These have shaped the Photojournalism Hub’ aims. The value of connecting photojournalism to effective change and to promote photojournalism work is very important to me. Photojournalism exposes issues, raises awareness and importantly can bring about changes and recommendations in legislations, public opinion and indeed calls for action. The Photojournalism Hub is born out of these aspirations: it presents photo stories needed to be told and it has a programme that focuses on working together with communities and charities to find solutions, advocacy and exposure. Since its launch last November, the Photojournalism Hub has received an amazing support, interest and engagement from the wide public and local communities in our Talk Events, Photojournalism Nights, Open Forums and Workshops and from local organisations such as Imperial College, Hammersmith United Charities, White City Place, Petit Miracles, Stanhope, Elephant West, HFArts Fest, Re:Centre, Lido Foundation and London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham.

THE OPEN FORUMS – WORKING TOGETHER FOR SOLUTION MAKING

The Open Forums are open conversations with different communities. The idea is born from wanting to change the way we engage on social justice issues. Often, we assume that ‘we’ know what is happening to a community, instead of getting to know what is really happening. Conversations are just the first steps; a valuable way to share knowledge and in future deliver what is really needed. From the Open Forums, Photojournalism Hub creates a shareable resource content and further develops a photography based programme that addresses the issues being raised. Sometimes ideas, however beautiful, can just remain as such unless tried and tested. That the Open Forums are being well received is very important to me and I am grateful to Hammersmith United Charities for supporting them and trusting in their value in our communities.

PHOTOJOURNALISM NIGHTS, TALK EVENTS AND EXHIBITIONS

I am sharing below some keystone moments in photographs. The opening was marked by a meaningful talk by Andy Slaughter on the power of photojournalism. Since the launch, the Photojournalism Hub has presented talks on picturing community engagement with participatory photography and collaborative practices, on photojournalism today, and on domestic violence and masculinities. We have organised and presented the first Photojournalism Nights at the Elephant west gallery and we have been invited to be a partner of this year’s HF-Arts festival in which we presented a curated photography exhibition Marginal at Re:centre gallery. We deliver photography workshops at low costs and we are about to begin free photography workshops for Somali young people in collaboration with Lido Foundation and Petit Miracles.

Rob Pinney presenting his project ‘Calais, ma ville’
Ingrid Guyon discussing participatory photography at Picturing Community Engagement talk @ White City Place
Discussing photojournalism aims at Imperial College Talk event
A moment during a Photography Workshop @ Petit Miracles

It has been a milestone to present some of today’s courageous, committed photojournalism work in White City. Photojournalism deserves ample space as a form that engages, exposes and initiates actions for change. If you wish to get to know more about the Photojournalism Hub work, I would like to encourage you to sign up to our newsletter on www.photojournalismhub.org or follow us on social media: @PJ_Hub; #photojournalism_hub; Fb: Photojournalismhub

June 2019
Cinzia D’Ambrosi

 

 

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Grants Awarded May 2019

We are delighted to announce our new grantees for May 2019. We give grants to local organisations supporting local people and this year we have increased the total value of grants available to £400,000 to mark 400 years of supporting the people of Hammersmith. The next deadline for grant applications is 2 October 2019. If you’ve got a great idea then we’d love to hear from you at grants@hamunitedcharities.com

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