Bonny Downs Community Association (BDCA) today announced the launch of its community consultation.
The project has been designed to support Newham’s recovery from the pandemic and help shape BDCA’s future services for the community.Read more “BDCA launches community consultation”
It’s been quite an extraordinary year, hasn’t it? But here at BDCA, it’s also been a year filled with stories of hope.
We’ve put together a special Impact Report which we invite you to read or watch below, and join with us in commemorating the end of 2020.Read more “Our Impact Report 2020”
Elizabeth’s story: “Thank you for helping my family on its journey!”
Elizabeth is a single mum of two from overseas. Her ten-year-old son has been going to our after school club for six years and her daughter, who turns three in January, is a regular at our under-5s activities – which they both love attending.Read more “Meet Elizabeth”
This week, the staff and pupils of Brampton Primary School surprised us with a donation for the foodbank.
But it wasn’t just any ordinary donation, as you can see from this photo – it’s the biggest we’ve seen in a LONG time! From pasta and rice, to chocolate and cake mixes, and toiletries and household essentials too, this haul of goodies will go a long way to help our neighbours in need this autumn!Read more “School donates harvest”
Paris’s story: “Every year I feel like it helps me grow as a person!”
Paris is 19 and currently studying photography at university. He’s been a young leader at Bonny Downs for several years, and this year he worked on our #GoWildinLockdown! virtual summer youth programme.Read more “Meet Paris”
The National Lottery Community Fund has awarded a grant of £99,616 to fund our new project designed to assist Newham’s recovery from the pandemic.
The grant will enable BDCA to deliver Voices for Change, a programme of activities and services which will empower residents and support them to build a better and healthier community by working collaboratively together. This is expected to include:Read more “BDCA wins £100k grant”
Chandra’s story: “Walking football has positive effects, not just on my health but my social life too!”
Thinking back to 2016, Chandra recalls: “My health was good but my weight was averaging 92-93 kilos, and my GP had diagnosed me as pre-diabetic.” His doctor recommended 150 minutes of exercise a week and Walking Football is at the heart of his new regime.Read more “Meet Chandra”
An interview with Angie Allgood, Poverty Response Project Co-ordinator
Did you realise what you were in for when lockdown was announced?
No! It all happened so quickly. I felt like we were moving into this strange, parallel universe and I had no idea how long it would last and how busy we would be – we were just concentrating on getting everything set up.Read more “Poverty and the pandemic”
Maruf’s story: “You treated me with compassion and now I’m giving something back!”
Maruf lives near our Community Centre. His family, including a wife and two young children, are from overseas, have lived in London for more than ten years, and have a legal right to remain in the UK.Read more “Meet Maruf”