Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Cockburn Street Event

We are holding an amazing event at Cockburn Street, Tuesday 30 July 2019.

We have some amazing activities planned such as Herb plant giveaways, FREE face painting, and a range of information stalls from our partners.

Come along and join in on the fun!

Monday, 22 July 2019

Children's Activities

We cannot believe that the summer holidays are already upon us!

Our activities for children start Monday 29 July and finish Friday 30 August.

9:30am - 12noon we will be having breakfast and we have some amazing activities planned.

Monday, Thursday and Friday the activities will be at our centre (129d Lodge Lane, L8 0QF)
Tuesday & Wednesday the activities will be held at St. Bede's Church (The bottom of Fern Grove)

Friday, 19 July 2019

Happy Mandela Day

 The Mandela 8 project asked GTDT a number of weeks ago to get involved with the barrel garden project.

The barrel garden project comes from when Mandela had a vegetable patch in the prison courtyard on Robben Island, this is where he tended to his chilli and tomato plants.

It was only when he transferred to another prison that he presided over a rooftop garden which had been made from sawn- off oil drums that was filled with soil.

So after speaking with Nze and Sonia from the Mandela8 project, GTDT got cracking with ordering the items that would be needed to get this project up and running.

And to celebrate Mandelas birthday we have made the first 4 barrel gardens that will be going to local schools before they break for the summer holiday.

Each barrel is made up of a Lemon or an Olive tree and 5 herbs plants.

 We got a stencil made so that we could spray the logo on.

 Got some help from the team at the Bridge

If you would like to learn more about Nelson Mandela please check out https://www.mandela8.org.uk/

Thursday, 18 July 2019

Migrant Help

Migrant Help are going to be offering advice and guidance on behalf of the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) at at our centre 129d Lodge Lane, (L8 0QF) each Tuesday for the next 12 weeks, 10am - 3pm starting next Tuesday 23 July.

Tuesday, 16 July 2019

Mandela Day - Thursday 18 July 2019

Nelson Mandela International Day (or Mandela Day) is an annual international day in honour of Nelson Mandela, celebrated each year on 18 July, Mandela's birthday. The day was officially declared by the United Nations in November 2009, with the first UN Mandela Day held on 18 July 2010. However, other groups began celebrating Mandela Day on 18 July 2009.

Mandela Day is not meant as a public holiday, but as a day to honour the legacy of Nelson Mandela, South Africa's former President, and his values, through volunteering and community service.

Mandela Day is a global call to action that celebrates the idea that each individual has the power to transform the world, the ability to make an impact.

The Mandela Day campaign message is:"Nelson Mandela has fought for social justice for 67 years. We're asking you to start with 67 minutes." "We would be honoured if such a day can serve to bring together people around the world to fight poverty and promote peace, reconciliation and cultural diversity," according to a statement issued on Mandela's behalf.