We were proud to support Sporting Memories and Sussex Cricket Foundation by funding the hiring of the Polegate Community Centre for 40 weeks so that older sports fans can get together to talk sport, promoting physical and mental well-being through reminicsing. Sport is used to try and combat loneliness and isolation, giving those joining in the chance to make new friends.When our works have completed at Joan Hughes Court, it is hoped that the group will be brought to the retirement living in the communal lounge area.
Poplar Works opened its doors to the public on Saturday 8th June. Tours were organised to give local residents, potential end users and funders the opportunity to look around the soon-to-open fashion hub for the first time. Around 45 local people and businesses visited throughout the day to see some of the low cost business units, the manufacturing hall and various training spaces.
Poplar Works is a partnership project between Poplar HARCA, London College of Fashion, UAL and The Trampery. The affordable low cost workspaces and free training programmes have been designed to create a new fashion education hub and to bring fashion back to its home in the East End.