VIY

Volunteer It Yourself

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Participating Clubs

Surma Community Centre, London

Region: London

Location: North London

Established: 1976

Manager:

Members: 100

Wickes local store partner(s):
Tottenham

Store Manager: Raj Patel

Surma Community Centre is run by the BWA. The Bengali Workers’ Association (BWA) was established in 1976 and over the years has steadily grown from being a small group of community activist based in temporary portakabins to being one of the largest community-led voluntary organisations in Camden, serving over 5,000 residents from different backgrounds. "We work with those who are socially excluded by providing a local hub that encourages and enables their involvement in the wider community. By involving members we are able to ensure that communities’ needs and priorities are brought to the fore and that residents in neighbourhoods that we work in have tools to get involved in whatever way they want."

VIY activity at the club

The young participants of the Surma Community Centre VIY project will be painting and decorating the centre.

Awards

Big Society Awards
Hollis UK Sponsorship Awards
Corporate Engagement Awards

Partners

cosponsorshipagency.com www.wickes.co.uk www.cityandguilds.com Nesta Cabinet Office