Wanstor donate a brand new electric van to our Charity
We’re thrilled to announce that Wanstor, a Managed IT Service Provider based in Twickenham and London Bridge, has donated a brand new electric van to us.
The new vehicle will help us with many of our activities, but notably, with the re-distribution of left-over supermarket food to those most in need such as the YMCA, Kingston Churches Action on Homelessness and local social housing community centres.
“It’s a dream come true. I never in my wildest dreams thought we’d ever be able to do our work in a new electric van! I’m thrilled and delighted to accept this donation from Wanstor, it will make such a difference to us” said Des Kay.
Peter Lukes, MD of Wanstor, said “We’re thrilled to be able to support Save the World Club with this donation and we are a firm believer of its recycling and environmental message, and something we practise at Wanstor.”
The Circulatory goes from strength to strength
Thanks to all who attended our open weekend and handing-over-the-van-keys ceremony.
More information on The Circulatory section…
SAVE THE WORLD CLUB was established in 1986 to empower the community to initiate environmental activities to ensure a sustainable future for all.
The charity (registered in 2002, no. 1096271) saves both items and foodstuffs from landfill or incineration and keep it all circulating through upcycling, redistribution and public art. (see the Circulatory; further down) Our award winning mosaic murals enhance our Borough using recycled tiles, collaborating with the local community since our inception.
We also collect surplus food every night from the supermarkets, and have done so for 12 years, and maintain partnerships with all the big supermarket chains including M&S, Waitrose, Sainsburys, Aldi, Lidl and Tesco, and redistributing it to those in need.
Our distribution has been relying on a 35 year old van that founder Des Kay owned and now lies deceased after 15 years of faithful service.
We are presently crowd-funding to buy, tax and insure a replacement van, specifically for the charity, which will make an enormous difference to those in poverty and need in this large area, by having the capacity to collect even more surplus stock from the local supermarkets on a daily basis for daily distribution to the vulnerable members of the community.
Could you chip in? https://tinyurl.com/yctoym53
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There is a great change bubbling up from below…
Just a couple of years since XR and Greta came on the scene. A 12 year extinction warning and things are kicking off all around us! History has shown how rapidly the world can change in a crisis. Keep doing the amazing things you do, showing by example and watch the movement grow exponentially.❤️
Think grass roots action.
“You can argue all day about whether one person not using straws or going vegan makes a global difference. The point is the mindset. We need to change our thinking from this idea that the earth is a bottomless pit of resources and start acting like what we do matters. Changing the philosophy of cultures and societies starts with individuals changing their own hearts and minds. That’s the importance of grassroots action. It’s not that my composting will empty landfills of food waste, but my changed mind and heart may influence others. And that could spread and change the world.” – Olga Evans
How do we get our friends to take their heads out of the sand?
Who are we?
Save the World Club (SWC) is an environmental creative arts, education and entertainment charity. At SWC’s heart is a commitment to improving the well-being of individuals and communities and protecting the environment demonstrating imaginative skills and solutions and having fun, so we can all live in healthier and more sustainable ways.
We aim to:
- provide leadership for local communities by generating ideas and offering practical and creative development and learning, modelled on sustainable living principles.
- empower young people to be agents of change through providing fun, arts and entertainment based learning and enabling them to lead projects in their homes, schools and communities.
- improve the quality of public spaces and services by working with the community to create and install mosaic art that reflects the aspirations and heritage of the local area.
- help ensure that resources are used wisely through encouraging recycling and reuse.
“People always do everything wrong to nature and themselves. Man seems to have one function on earth: to destroy himself. The nature of the plant world is always constructive. It is always the teacher, in the creative as well as the ecological sense.” Friedensreich Hundertwasser
“Saving the world is not too hard, you just have to start in your own backyard.” Des Kay
Due to the current situation with regard to Covid-19, Save the World Club might experience some changes over the coming months.
We are continuing to collect and deliver surplus food from supermarkets.
The safety of our volunteers and recipients is of utmost importance. We advise all volunteers to follow NHS guidelines.
We will be monitoring the situation and will update our volunteers and recipients of any further changes.
Wishing everyone all the best for the coming time.
STITCH IN TIME is having a break during lockdown from sewing workshops at The Circulatory on the first Monday of the Month from 6pm to 8pm.
SAVE THE FOOD CLUB is busier than ever collecting the surplus foods from the local supermarkets and redistributing to those in food poverty seven nights a week.
THE CIRCULATORY is working from a temporary warehouse now, loaned from a developer.
Now storing a vast quantity of rescued goods that would otherwise been landfilled for redistribution, reuse, repair, and upcycled into creative objects.
We have already hosted workshops, meetings, sorting of goods for African export, craft events and even a two day conversion to a film studio set!
What happened to Mr Fox’s eyes? The mosaic clusters disappeared the day after the opening.
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We’ve had some great publicity with Clare Balding joining singer Feargal Sharkey on a ramble past our new mosaic, featured on Radio 4.
Delighted to say we had a successful opening of Malden Manor Mosaic by Mayor Councillor Thay Thayalan with around 150 attending, thanks to a social media blitz by our amazing Secretary and Trustee, Tariq Shabbeer, despite 1,000,000 people otherwise disposed in Central London…
Below is a two minute video produced by New Malden Residents’ Association of the countdown and appearance by Principal Artist, Kim Pirrelli:
The inauguration of Save the World Club’s latest breathtaking MOSAIC designed to lead Pre-Raphaelite aficonados to the spot just beyond where Millais painted the backdrop for the Iconic “Ophelia”.
We hope you have an opportunity to view its magnificence at some point and walk the few yards to the spot where Millais worked on his painting just over the wooden pedestrian bridge that leads into Six Acre Meadow
Transforming a little used space into a tourist focus, just five minutes walk from Malden Manor Station, come and be awed by the craftsmanship of the numerous schools, religious groups and locals giving their creative best under the guidance of our expert Principle Artist; Kim Porelli.
Many thanks to all our supporters, sponsors, Community Officer Sophia Allinson whose idea this came from and RBK who helped us succeed with funding.