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How to Donate

We need a certain amount of money just to keep running over the year.

Costs include meeting room hire, website maintenance and development, leaflets and flyers, venue hire, expenses for speakers etc. etc.

None of us are paid for the work we do, and we do not get any money from central Friends of the Earth, though they sometimes give us support in the form of some publicity material, and of course, advice and speakers.

Over the years we have run a number of fundraising events - a quiz, sponsored walks, a concert and others. If you have ideas for other fundraisers, and would like to help organise something, we'd love to hear from you.

If you would like to contribute directly, either with a one-off donation or a standing order, you can do so via our bank account, using the following details:

Bank account details:
Bank: Cooperative Bank

Account Name: Brent Friends of the Earth,
Sort code 08-92-99

Account number 65216664
If you contribute via a direct payment, please also include your name as the reference, so that we know where the money has come from.

Printer Ink Recycling

Another way in which you can contribute is through recycling your printer ink cartridges. This has been set up by one of our members, and you can find more details here.

Bunting stall in Queens Park

Submitted by ian on Mon, 18/10/2021 - 10:22

The final of our stalls making bunting with messages to send to COP26 took place outside the Queens Park Farmers' Market on October 17th.

It was a lively event, with adults and children joining in enthusiastically to decorate bunting pennants which will stay up outside Salusbury School for a while.

Below are some photos from the event, as well as a short video compiled by Martin Francis.

 

 

Bunting from Tulip Siddiq MP
Bunting from Tulip Siddiq MP

Brent FoE Flood and Nature Walk 26th September - report and pics

Submitted by ian on Tue, 28/09/2021 - 11:10

Nineteen people turned up for our walk along the Wealdstone Brook and River Brent, looking at the way this natural feature had been built upon and hidden, and highlighting the possible danger of flooding as climate change continues.

Martin Francis pointed out the route of the waterways, sometimes hidden under high tower blocks, with further development ongoing. Some parts of the walk took us through harsh concrete landscapes, some through much more pleasant environments, with well-used open spaces and some attractive meadowland (though in some places it was apparent that the invasive Japanese Knotweed still posed a threat).

The group paused at the pleasant shingle riverbank, where people made paper boats, which were adorned with messages about climate change, and launched into the water. Martin was also on hand to catch the boats downstream in his nets. Other boats made by Cllr Janice Long and Ruth Kitching, will be sent to Glasgow to be incorporated into an installation to be erected outside the COP26 meetings.

A more detailed account of the walk and issues behind it can be found on Martin's blog here.

Photos below are by Barney Laurance:

 

Martin talking

Our bunting stalls in Harlesden and Wembley

Submitted by ian on Fri, 10/09/2021 - 19:31

Here are some pictures from our stall in Harlesden on 10th September and Wembley on 25th September. Lots of engagement with people of all  ages - children were particularly keen to send a message about what should be done to stop climate change. More reporting and pictures at https://wembleymatters.blogspot.com/2021/09/harlesden-sends-resounding-….

 Next stall on October 17th in Queens Park. Details on front page.

 

Harlesden:

bunting8   bunting3