As the lead organisation in the Thamesmead Together collaborative initiative, we are asking for donations to realise a special Platinum Jubilee festival on 4th June to mark the Queen’s seven-decade reign. Please visit our JustGiving campaign page to donate
Thamesmead together is a consortium of charities, community organisations and Individuals, who have come together to provide the much needed support to the residents of Thamesmead to improve their mental, physical and emotional health and overall wellbeing. Each of these organisations individually and collectively run different projects that focus on reducing isolation among older people, improving life chances and promoting integration among young people. There are also projects that specifically provide support and integration for those who are experiencing some form of disability.
Thamesmead Together is looking to deliver a Platinum Jubilee event for the community by putting together various activities to celebrate the Queen’s 70th year since her accession to the throne. The activities and attractions on offer will include cultural displays, performances, inter-generational activities, exhibitions of diverse cultural heritage and multicultural food.
Residents can book free tickets to attend the festival from 1st March 2022
Did you know?
Thamesmead is a social housing estate built in the mid 1960s in outer London. It is situated on former marshland on the south of the Thames that was once part of the Woolwich Arsenal.
The name Thamesmead was the winning entry in a newspaper competition, although it has been suggested that the planners always had that name in mind – and they simply waited for a competition entrant to come up with it too. How lucky!
Recently, the area has become more ethnically diverse: in the latest census 58% of the neighbourhood described their ethnicity as non-white and 12% of households do not have English as a main language. 36% of the population identifies as black African and 4% as black Caribbean.