Weʼre raising £2,000 to help start up a new community project that includes EVERYONE in our neighbourhood.
- Kingsbury Nw9
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How it all began
Where do i begin... lets start at the top shall we probably a good place to start. I live in Kingsbury in NW London and I was in my car one day not to long ago. On the radio there was a news item a 90 year old lady had been attacked in her own bed. ‘What‘ I screamed at the radio no no no thats wrong not here....
All that day I had this poor lady on my mind, and the next, and the next until i couldn‘t take this thought drilling away at my brain . “Do something do something you have to do something” So what did I do I went on the nextdoor neighbourhood site and effectively spilled my guts. Then it started to happen ding ding ding went my phone. What on earth I thought so I checked ding went the phone. Here on this small site were people pouring in yes yes was the overwhelming cry. We have had enough we want our community back.
Ok I thought theres hope here, this was a part of London where years ago everybody knew their neighbours but not anymore. That has to change how am I going to do this hmmmm think think. Enter Rev’d Natasha hello she said I want to do a peace march I want to show the world we are united. Yes a peace march what a plan! We rang we emailed we tweeted, and you know what it worked. We decided on the saturday to do this and do it quickly so off we went on the sunday. We had 38 people walk with us every walk of life it was fab. But it wasnt enough....
”Do something do something do something” went the annoying little voice ok what to do hmmm lets form a neighbourhood watch, yes lets give our community back it’s strength lets put a tiny spark back into its heart lets let people know they are not alone lets fight this indifference . Hmm but how enter Jackie and Geraldine who run Our Queensbury and kingsbury Edgware and surrounding areas. Let us help you let us set you up with a facebook page, anf kingsbury neighbourhood watch was born. Then came the flood of members 600 in the first week, guess what that little voice was still at it 😬 lets set up a whats app group 93 members since wednesday guess what...
You got it dastardly voice. It’s not enough will it ever be enough I don’t know but whilst theres a need and I have breath I will fight for this community. So what are we trying to do that needs your help...
Firstly we want to set up a self defence group one that’s free to everyone why.. because I never want anyone to feel vulnerable again I want to give people the skills that they need to survive to get away to be able to say thank god for that course.
Then what.... A party a party to end all partys lets get everyone together online relationships can become real relationships its happening on the sites I want it to happen in real life.
After that a family fun day games music fireworks need I say more
what about long term... well the skys the limit classes in art pottery dance horse riding anything and everything you can think of you think of it we will do It
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