On Saturday we had a great day out at the Here To event in partnership with Islington Giving and Lift – ‘Give Local’. It was a day to share volunteering opportunities with different organisations in the borough, so we ran a mini Get Together there to show people what we do.

We decided to explore local history through making ‘Local Postcards’. Using old photos of Islington, we cut out, cut up and remade our own versions of Cally Market (now Cally Park and residential housing), the 1920s Gaumont Theatre on Holloway Road (now the Odeon), The Savoy Theatre (now a Wetherspoons!) and much more.

With local people of all ages joining our group of people over 55 we had a lovely afternoon making new friends, partners and postcards and telling people all about our Get Togethers and how to get involved.

Have a look at our postcards and some of our helpers below!

If you are interested in volunteering in Islington or at one of our Get Togethers you can have a look on Here To’s website: www.islington.hereto.org or get in touch!

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