Author: David Allsey

Regeneration Photo Blog – The Hall Unveiled…

By Keith Greenough and Jim Minton With the roof now in place things are really taking shape. But Toynbee Hall is so much more than just a building. We want it to be a part of the community and a real catalyst for positive change for the future, inspired by what has gone before. Keith…
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£21,638 raised during the 2017 Big Give Christmas Challange

We are absolutely thrilled to have raised an amazing £21,638 during the 2017 Big Give Christmas Challenge, a week-long challenge that allows every donation given towards our youth project, Make it!, to be doubled. The figure was made up of just over £10,000 of online donations, which were matched by the fantastic people at Proms…
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Success for Toynbee Hall’s pro bono partners at 2017 LawWorks Awards

Cleary Gottlieb Steen and Hamilton, one of the pro bono partners supporting our Free Legal Advice Centre (FLAC), emerged triumphant at the 2017 LawWorks Pro Bono Awards. We are absolutely delighted to announce that Cleary Gottlieb Steen and Hamilton, one of the pro bono partners supporting our Free Legal Advice Centre (FLAC), emerged triumphant at…
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The Big Give Christmas Challenge 2017

Double your donation and help us raise £25,000 for young people this Christmas! Donate to Toynbee Hall on theBigGive.org.uk from 12pm on #GivingTuesday 28th November and your donation will be doubled! For the fourth year running, Toynbee Hall is taking part in the Big Give Christmas Challenge, raising funds for our youth mentoring project Make it! During the challenge…
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Inspiring communities making positive change

3 More Things I’ve Learned – During a couple of days of inspiration, ideas and energising conversation Toynbee Hall CEO, Jim Minton, reports back on what he learned at the recent Locality17 Conference and The London Conference. Working with people and communities facing challenges, it can be hard sometimes to keep a sense of optimism.…
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Eleanor’s Heritage Blog Part 2 – Top 10 Toynbee-ites

By Eleanor Sire, Heritage Learning and Participation Manager at Toynbee Hall In the second part of our new blog series, Eleanor Sier, Heritage Learning and Participation Manager at Toynbee Hall, shares some stories of some the most interesting individuals she’s come across so far. Since starting this role I’ve had to try and soak up…
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Bengali Innovators of Toynbee Hall

New exhibition highlights the role of the Bengali community in shaping Toynbee Hall as we know it today. Since the 1970s the Bengali community have contributed greatly to the work of Toynbee Hall. One priority of Toynbee Hall’s current heritage project is to capture the stories of the key influencers in the Bengali community who…
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Eleanor’s Heritage Blog Part 1 – Welcome to the archive

By Eleanor Sier, Heritage Learning and Participation Manager In this new blog series, Eleanor Sier, Heritage Learning and Participation Manager at Toynbee Hall, will be giving us a whistle stop tour of the archive and an insight into her role. When I started working for Toynbee Hall in May last year I was excited to…
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Regeneration Photo Blog – Beneath the Cloak

By Keith Greenough and Kevin Walker I joined Toynbee Hall on its redevelopment journey over 2 1/2 years ago, having worked in project management for over 15 years. At that time, the estate was the worse for wear, disconnected and confusing, but very much loved by those who worked and visited here. I recognised immediately…
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Legal Advice Centre volunteers: the extraordinary contribution of John Clark

By Christopher Coombe Since 1898 Toynbee Hall has provided free legal advice to anyone excluded from the legal system. This, the longest running service of its kind in the world, has been achieved through the voluntary effort, energy and enthusiasm of countless barristers, solicitors and law students. Volunteers remain integral to our work and they…
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