For more information on the South Kilburn Trust and the fantastic work that they do, visit http://www.southkilburnnw6.london or follow them on twitter; @sktrustnw6, Facebook; @southkilburnnw6 and Instagram; @sktrust to stay up to date with programmes, events and news.
We are proud to announce that one of PhotoAid’s photographers, JC Candanedo, was recently made member of the AOP (Association of Photographers). Alongside his busy commercial work he also managed to find time to support a fledgling charity in London. This is his report:
A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to volunteer my photography skills in support of a local charity called the South Kilburn Trust. The South Kilburn Trust is a young charity that works with residents, groups, organisations and businesses to support a long-term positive change in South Kilburn.
South Kilburn is a diverse community of West London with hard to reach, disadvantaged residents and not the most desirable reputation but like many other parts of London, it has gone through vast social changes over the last few years.
The South Kilburn Trust works with the aim of improving the quality of life in South Kilburn by creating local opportunities, giving support but most importantly making people feel proud and happy to live, work, or play in their community.
As part of their continuous effort to celebrate South Kilburn’s cultural diversity and community spirit, the Trust organised a Family Fun Day during the Bank Holiday weekend of late August. Games, climbing walls, face painting, raffle prize draws, local music groups and dancers, and irresistible food such a jerk chicken, were just some of the activities that were on offer.
“During the event, I tried to capture the essence of the day and leave a graphic testimony; that there is nothing more beautiful than a community coming together. Like many others who came to the Granville that day, I believe that this type of event is a necessity in order to preserve the soul of our neighbourhoods, embrace the ethnic diversity and encourage the eclectic spirit that makes London unique”