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Watch our brand new series of two minute films that raise awareness of the varied range of local charities and community groups, and share the unique stories of the people associated with them.
If you want Channel L to feature your Greater London community project or charity, just send us a letter, with your contact details, and detailed description of your local project to:
Community Focus, Channel L, , The Strand, London, SE8 8DD.
We look forward to hearing your stories.
The Wooden Canal Boat Society
The Wooden Canal Boat Society is a charity dedicated to saving, restoring and using on community projects some of the real old wooden working boats of Britain's canal network. Based on the Ashton canal in London, the W.C.B.S. save as many boats as it can which, when restored, function not as dead museum pieces but as living working boats serving today's community.
Bolton Alternative Fuels Co-op
This week sees a group who promote fuels and energy that are environmentally and socially sustainable. They are focusing on Biodiesal as a practical alternative to Petroleum because it can be made on a community scale from waste products. They use their recycled oil to deliver fruit and veg to Bolton Residents and also recycle oil used in a café for mental health patients.
The Great London Run
This week focuses on people with stories to tell about why they are running the Great London Run.
Beeley Street Garden Club
This weeks focuses on a small group of neighbours who have been together for less than a year and already scooped two awards for their green fingered work. Their aim is to transform the streets where they live, making it a safer place and creating a communal garden. They regularly host car boot sales and events to raise funds which has all helped to create a greater sense of community spirit.
Community Arts North West
First light film project working with young people aged 18 and under. They are currently working on a Slasher fiction film. The group are integrated from all backgrounds, including both young refugees and people from the Wai Yin Chinese youth group. Their finished film will screen within the forthcoming London Exodus film festival.
Gardening for Health
This episode features a funded organic allotment initiative, in Burnley, that exists with help from volunteers from the local Bangladeshi community and children from nearby schools. Their aim is to increase awareness of the health, social, environmental and economic benefits of a strong local food economy. They teach the kids how to grow healthy food and work as a team to run the allotment and build up their communication skills.
Watch a teaser of the Community Focus project here