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Great morning at the Cheam Charter Fair

Posted by Coman Communications on May 22, 2012

Taking part in an event with a long tradition was fun in itself, but it was also a good opportunity to present the work of TWEP, sell raffle tickets and our fair trade and craft items.  A huge thank you to volunteers Fatima and Julie for helping on the day.  Thank you also to the people who came to talk to us, who bought items and raffle tickets, and signed up to be on our mailing list.

Julie and Fatima with Cllr Ruth Dombey who arrived at the event on her bicycle.

Thank you also to Cllr Graham Whitham for popping over to see us on Saturday.


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Fundraising Dinner

Posted by Coman Communications on May 18, 2012

TWEP is holding a Dinner on 16 June 2012.  Providing an opportunity to showcase the work of TWEP, it is also intended to raise funds for the charity.

The Dinner will take place at the Antoinette Hotel, The Broadway, Wimbledon,  London, SW19 1SD 6.30pm for 7pm – with Carriages at 10pm.  Dress is formal/smart.

Tickets are £25 each.  There will be a raffle and fair trade and craft items for sale.

If you want to come to the event, please book your ticket by contacting the TWEP office by phone or email.

If you cannot come, you can make a Donation.

The Trustees look forward to welcoming TWEP’s supporters and friends to what will be a great evening.

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Books donated for African School

Posted by Coman Communications on May 15, 2012

Thank you to everyone who donated books to TWEP on World Book Night.  If you have any academic or children’s books, or general novels, you can still donate them by taking them to the TWEP office in Sutton. Call the office to make arrangements.

Chairlady, Kau Belleh, at the World Book Night event at Sutton Central Library on 21st April 2012.


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Book Collection

Posted by Coman Communications on March 22, 2012

Sutton Library is hosting World Book Night on 21 April 2012.

The Women’s Empowerment Project is using the event to focus on the need for books in the communities it is supporting.

TWEP will be collecting books during the day at Sutton Library.  Please bring any children’s, general novels or academic books that you no longer need.  They will make a real difference for the Buduburam community.

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When China met Africa

Posted by Coman Communications on February 9, 2012

A Sutton Community Group, Sutton for Peace and Justice, is hosting a screening of a film ‘When China met Africa’ on Friday 24 February 2012 at Friends House, Cedar Road, Sutton, SM2 5AD.  Doors open at 7pm and the film starts at 7.30.

If you want to go, you will have to book a seat by emailing or telephoning 07740 594496.

The film is a fascinating documentary exploring the impact on Africa of the expanding footprint of China’s rising global power.

When China met Africa flyer

We have also added a link to the Sutton for Peace and Justice website, if you want to find out more about the work of that local group.

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Pray the Devil back to Hell Screening

Posted by Coman Communications on February 2, 2012

To celebrate International Women’s Day on 8 March, TWEP is hosting a screening of the film Pray the Devil back to Hell.

Pray the Devil Back to Hell is the gripping account of a group of brave and visionary women who demanded peace for Liberia, a nation torn to shreds by a decades-old civil war.  The women’s historic yet unsung achievement finds voice in a narrative that intersperses contemporary interviews, archival images, and scenes of present-day Liberia together to recount the experiences and memories of the women who were instrumental in bringing lasting peace to their country.

The event will take place at Sutton Civic Offices, St Nicholas Way, Sutton at 7pm on 8 March and is presented with the support of the Sutton Equalities and Diversity Forum.

Tickets £5 each can be obtained from TWEP’s office.

Click to download the Screening Flyer

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Community Empowerment Training

Posted by Coman Communications on January 12, 2012

TWEP has issued a Revised Community Empowerment Training Flyer giving details of the Community Empowerment Training course and produced an application form, both of which can be downloaded.

If you are interested, please apply as soon as possible – the course starts on 18 February 2012 and runs for six weeks.


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TWEP launches Community Empowerment Training programme

Posted by Coman Communications on December 1, 2011

TWEP is hosting a Community Empowerment Training programme with the support of Sutton Racial Equality Council, The U, Sutton Centre for the Voluntary Sector and All Aboard!.

The six week course is designed to equip and empower a team of Community Champions in Sutton.  The aim of the project is to fill a critical gap in the areas of representation in decision making processes and capacity for sections of the BAME community in Sutton.  In particular this project seeks to involve more members of the African and Caribbean communities in forums, networks and volunteering in general.

The course will cover:

  • Effective representation and advocacy
  • Decision making processes
  • Motivating others
  • Public speaking
  • Roles and responsibilities in Committees
  • Campaigning
  • Fundraising and understanding funders
  • Researching social needs and consultation
  • Managing volunteers
  • Equalities and diversity

Participants must be Sutton residents who have a black or ethnic minority background and are over 18 years of age.  Applicants must be able to attend all sessions from January 14 2012 to February 25 2012.  Sessions run from 10am to 4pm and will take place at the Sutton Life Centre, SM3 9PX.

To apply one of the 20 places on this free course, applicants must send a statement of no more than 200 words setting out how they would benefit from and use the skills learnt on the course.

The deadline for submitting applications is 20 December 2011.

For further details click on the Link

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Charity Begins at Home

Posted by Coman Communications on December 1, 2011

TWEP has launched a programme of social gatherings  called ‘Charity Begins at Home’.  Hosted by supporters of the Charity, these events will provide an opportunity to introduce the charity, update people on its activities and undertake fundraising.

If you are a supporter of TWEP and would be willing to host an event at home, contact the charity office.

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Breakfast Seminar well attended

Posted by Coman Communications on October 25, 2011

A dozen women attended TWEP’s Empowerment Breakfast on Saturday.  With presentations from Diana Powell from The Global Institute of Entrepreneurship and Sandra Russell who spoke about dressing for success, the group discussed issues such as barriers to making changes in one’s personal and working life and first impressions.

One participant who had not attended a women’s meeting before, but found the experience of being in the company of  similarly minded women hugely encouraging.

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