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    Community Transport Waltham Forest receives a grant of £140,660 from The Heritage Lottery Fund for their Newham reminiscence project Charabancs and Cadillacs

    Community Transport Waltham Forest has received a grant of £140,660 from The Heritage Lottery Fund made possible by National Lottery Players.  The funding will enable Community Transport Waltham Forest to create a unique collection of reminiscences and oral histories in Newham, gathering travel and transport stories from Newham residents across all communities. The project will also include the creation of a unique travel quilt filled with memories and bespoke travel trunk to house the collection.

    The Charabancs and Cadillacs Reminiscence project involves a practical and interactive approach to reminiscence and oral history with a cross-cultural perspective, celebrating differences and sharing common experiences of Newham Communities with start up planned for end of May this year.

    Commenting on the award Dr Sabir Bham chairperson of Community Transport Waltham Forest said “We are thrilled to have received this support for our project thanks to National Lottery players and are confident the project will encourage older citizens of Newham to participate in this unique project”.

    Charabancs and Cadillacs will encourage people to become actively involved in their community, share memories, learn from each other, feel valued and respected, and give their knowledge of the past to younger generations.

    The project is a collaboration in day care and a mix of informal settings involving older people in a variety of reminiscence activities collecting personal memories of Newham. It will explore the impact that transport systems had on the expansion of leisure and recreational activities on families and individuals and also capture the memories of newer communities to the area of their transport experiences both from their home countries and when they arrived in Britain.

    The squeeze on public funds and reduction in care services has meant that older people are remaining isolated without positive activities to engage in.  Charabancs and Cadillacs will seek to address this need by offering regular activities during the two-year project that older people can take part in.

    More information on Charabancs and Cadillacs contact Jackie Mattock Newham Outreach Officer 07719964166 email Jackie@ctwf.co.uk


    About Community Transport Waltham Forest

    Community Transport Waltham Forest is a registered Charity and Company Limited by Guarantee which has been in existence for more than 28 years.  Our aim is to provide a sustainable group transport facility for local groups, organisations, and individuals with mobility issues

    Newham Community Transport is operated by CTWF to provide local contact for organisations and individuals in Newham, design and establish services to best meet the needs of the Newham Community.  Services already established include Group Transport Services, Excursions Club of the Elderly, and Time Together Club.

    About The National Lottery Heritage Fund

    Using money raised by the National Lottery, we Inspire, lead and resource the UK’s heritage to create positive and lasting change for people and communities, now and in the future. www.heritagefund.org.uk

    Follow @HeritageFundUK on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram and use #NationalLotteryHeritageFund.

    Since the National Lottery began in 1994, National Lottery Players have raised over £43 billion for projects and more than 635 000 grants have been awarded across the UK.

    Contact: Jackie Mattock Newham Outreach Officer   07719964166

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