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Artist and residential volunteer Roxanne Williams paints during Open House Weekend at Toynbee Hall

Meet our new Residential Voluntary Workers

Last month we were delighted to welcome three new Residential Voluntary Workers at Toynbee Hall – the second cohort since we re-launched this historic programme in summer 2018. Residential volunteers have lived and worked with the communities surrounding Toynbee Hall since our foundation in 1884, with notable examples including Clement Attlee and William Beveridge. Today,…
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A legacy for change: thank you to John Osborne

A long-term supporter of Toynbee Hall has left his mark on our work by leaving a generous gift in his will. John Osborne, who gave donations to Toynbee Hall for more than 30 years of his life, left Toynbee Hall an unrestricted gift of 2% of his estate – a remarkable contribution towards a future…
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Wellbeing Centre secures multi-year funding from Tower Hamlets

We are delighted to have been awarded three years of funding from the Tower Hamlets Local Community Fund for our work empowering older people in our community. Over the next three and a half years, this significant contribution will allow older people aged 50-100+ to tackle loneliness and work together to bring about change in…
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Proms at St Jude’s supports Toynbee Hall’s youth work

Toynbee Hall has once again been supported by the Proms at St Jude’s Festival in north London, which raised £45,000 for our work with young people through ticket sales and bucket collections during the week-long festival in late June. Proms audiences have been generous supporters of Toynbee Hall’s youth projects for 19 years, raising a…
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The legacy of ex-FLAC volunteer John Clark

An ex-volunteer at the Free Legal Advice Centre (FLAC) has left his mark on Toynbee Hall with a gift in his will of £25,000. John Clark, who dedicated a quarter of a century to helping people access justice, left a forward thinking gift which will help ensure that people in future years are supported through…
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Legacy gift enables older people’s peer-research project at Toynbee Hall

“I find this project to be very powerful. It makes me very empowered; it makes me feel very listened to” A gift given in the will of a long-term supporter of Toynbee Hall’s older people’s centre has helped enable an innovative peer-research project in our community.  All those involved in Toynbee Hall’s first ever Participatory…
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Tribute to Eric Moonman OBE, a friend of Toynbee Hall since 1957

It is with sadness that I came back to work this week after a fortnight’s holiday to learn that Prof. Eric Moonman OBE had passed away on 22 December, aged 88. Prof. Moonman had long been a friend of Toynbee Hall’s, since 1957 when he came to live here as a residential volunteer. He continued to…
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The Treasury Committee publish Toynbee Hall evidence to their inquiry into household finances

The Treasury Committee have launched an inquiry into state of UK household balance sheets, including whether households are saving adequately in the current economic environment. It will scrutinise problematic indebtedness, inter-generational issues, lifetime financial planning, and the effectiveness of the market in financing solutions and products to low income households. As a leader in the…
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Our response to End Child Poverty’s latest figures

This week, the End Child Poverty coalition released their latest child poverty figures which reveal the shocking truth that in some parts of the UK, more than half of children are living in poverty. In real terms, this means living in households which have an income below 60% of the median household income. Some of…
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Could you change the way 1000’s of Londoners fight debt?

Do you know how it feels to be in debt? Do you want to make it easier for other people to escape debt, and to build secure financial futures? If this sounds like you then Toynbee Hall would like to invite you to be a part of the Fairer Finance Panel. The panel will: Let…
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