How it all started
A group of us set out on a mission to find out how we could help provide practical support to local charities working on the frontline this winter, because we felt that there was so much more we could be doing!
We made some enquiries and were immediately inundated with requests for toys from local charities that work on the frontline with disadvantaged children.
That's A Wrap was born and our Winter Toy Appeal began to take shape!
Looking to the future
Our Winter 2018 project marks the beginning of our work, because we have grand plans!
We'd like to bring residents together in support of a variety of local causes over time through community collections, and hands-on wrapping and packing activities. We'd like to deliver a series of projects over the coming years, but it all starts here.
Saba has a long history of volunteering and has a passion for strengthening community cohesion through intercultural and interfaith work.
She has experience working in local poverty alleviation, volunteer and event management.
Saba most recently worked as the Service Manager at a Brent-based Food Bank.
Amina developed her interest in supporting the community when she started volunteering at a Brent-based Food Bank while working as an IT Engineer in the city.
She has recently spent time in refugee camps in Turkey distributing food packages and in Calais in support of those recently displaced after refugee camps were shut down.
Omair is our most recently appointed Trustee. He attended the Toy Appeal in 2018 and was so keen on helping that he landed a position on our board!
Omair is an Accountant by trade and working for Mars in their Slough chocolate factory. In his spare time, he is passionate about helping local charities and cooking. He is a Trustee at Inspire Hounslow and Feltham Food Bank.
Noor U-Nisa works as a freelance photographer who has recently graduated with a first in BA Photojournalism and Documentary Photography.
She has previously used photography to raise awareness about the plight of displaced refugee women, and has just completed an internship with one of the The Telegraph's magazines.
Dahir, our youngest team member, has recently completed his studies in Computer Science.
He currently works as an administrative apprentice for a community charity.
Ibrahim has a keen interest in supporting marginalised groups to become fully-fledged members of their society.
He has previously worked with Brent Community Roots, and now works as a Refugee Resettlement Officer supporting a caseload of over 100 refugees and asylum seekers.
Ibrahim regularly undertakes sponsored activities for local charities, most recently taking part in the British 10k.