13 March 2009
Junior League takes part in International Women’s Day Event at Three Trees Children’s Centre
Junior League President Jennifer Clarke was invited to speak at a celebration of International Women’s Day at the new Three Trees Children’s Centre in Kensal Rise. Three Trees is a centre for parents with children from 0-5s in Queens Park. Funding comes in part from Sure Start – who are now taking the approach of opening and helping to operate smaller, more local targeted centre’s, like Three Trees.
Jennifer addressed the gathering which included parents, children and other centre managers / charity workers and gave an informative talk on the history of the League and how the League helps thousands of people across the Capital each year. Jennifer commented “I think the important role that women play in shaping and maintaining communities can often be underestimated. I was delighted to speak at an event in specific honour of them “
A strong sense of community pervaded and all attendees enjoyed the educational yet fun celebrations. The rest of the programme included classical music sessions, henna tattooing and an African drumming session – showcasing the talent of some gifted and intelligent women.
The League has also been asked to participate at the Three Trees’ official launch on 21 May 2009.
About the Junior League of London
The Junior League of London is a UK registered charity comprised of women committed to promoting voluntary service, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. A member of the Association of Junior Leagues International and active in London since 1978, the JLL has over 400 volunteer members who provide more than 20,000 hours of service to the community each year through dedicated programmes that support its vision of eliminating poverty and its effects in London. The JLL raises funds a book for recent arrivals to the capital called Living in London, a week-long shopping event in the Spring (6-15 March 2009) called London Spree, corporate giving, grants and members’ dues.
To learn more about the Junior League and its community projects, to buy tickets to Boutique de Noel in 2008 or a 2009 London Spree Card, to purchase a copy of Living in London, or to find out about the JLL’s next New Members’ Course for volunteers – visit www.jll.org.uk or phone the Junior League office on 020 7499 8159.
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About Three Trees
• Three Trees is a Children’s Centre for 0-5s resident in the Queen’s Park area.
• They run a number of initiatives including ‘Stay and Play’, a weekly Citizen’s Advice Bureau ‘Father’s and Granddad Days’ and ‘Chatter Matters’ – developing the language skills of children.
• The Centre was opened on Jan 5th and on average has had 10 new families registering each week.