Northwold Estate Community Centre
supporting the next generation

22 November 2017

Diane Abbott MP for Hackney North and Stoke Newington, Mayor Philip Glanville and Shayon Harrison, professional footballer for Tottenham Hotspur, joined the Northwold Estate local community and The Guinness Partnership to celebrate the successes and renaming of the community centre, on Friday 17 November.

The Northwold Community Centre will now be known as ‘Raising Hackney’, following a vote by the young people who regularly attend the centre. The event was also to celebrate The Guinness Partnership funding and appointment of Hackney Way, community engagement charity, who will now be overseeing the community centre. Working alongside the centre’s manager, Alicia Isidore, they will create engaging activities and services that support the local community and focus on generating long term funding for the centre.

“There’s a great atmosphere here. The memories of the young people that used the centre growing up are inspiring and it’s great that now they are older, they’ve come back to support the next generation.” Diane Abbott MP

Andrea, a parent of two children who use the centre said: “It’s a haven to come to. There aren’t many youth clubs in the area. I’ve been living on the estate for 30 years and everyone here is like a family. We help each other; ‘a problem shared is a problem halved’.”

“We’re pleased that we’re able to continue funding the outstanding work at the centre. It’s another way we are supporting our customers and creating possibilities for them.” Nathan Gravesande, London Regional Director, The Guinness Partnership