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Welcome to our first newsletter of 2024.
On an overcast Sunday afternoon last week, yards of bunting and candy stripe tablecloths brought a welcome burst of colour at our Great Winter Get Together. Over fifty people of all ages and backgrounds took part in an afternoon of fun, community and delicious sustenance. Our new activity room saw local artists and artisans showcase their talents, with workshops ranging from clay moulding, treasure box painting and greeting card design, to the aromatic calm of lavender bag making. Our classroom was transformed into a buzzing hub of old-school board games (who doesn’t love Connect 4?) conversations with people, familiar and new, as everyone partook of an abundant spread of delicious food and drink. 
A big shout out to the fantastic team of volunteers who gave up part of their weekend to help things run so smoothly with charm and enthusiasm.  
Thank you to Westway Trust for funding the event. 
Photography: Jagoda Puczko
We don’t do what we do for awards and recognition - but it does feel wonderful when one comes our way! Young K&C are seeking nominations of individuals, projects or organisations that have made a difference to the lives of children and young people in Kensington and Chelsea. There are lots of award categories to choose from, so if you think you’d like to submit a nomination (ahem…) you can use the link below. 
Nominations close 12th February.
Keep learning and move forward
New year, new skills 
This term's adult classes are now up and running. If you want to improve your English or build your confidence with digital skills, then you can sign up for one of our FREE courses.
For more info and to register, phone 020 8960 2488 or speak to our friendly receptionists at 
2, Thorpe Close W10 5XL 
New joiner spotlight
Iden Obahiagbon
Information, Advice & Guidance
I joined Nova this year because I was intrigued by their approach and commitment to growth, promoting equal opportunities and welcoming attitude towards clients. Nova’s commitment to fostering new opportunities for clients aligns with my background in mentoring and pastoral care in schools and my current field of study, counselling. I’m eager to be part of an environment that values innovation, continuous learning and the chance to make a meaningful impact in people’s lives.
Give us a call or drop by…
We're here to help
In this cold weather, many people will be struggling to pay their heating bills. For advice on this and other financial worries, come along to our Cost-of-Living workshop held at our office.
3.30pm – 5pm every Wednesday
Phone 020 8960 2488 for info
The IAG team will also be at the Employment & Training Fair. Come by for advice on CVs, interview tips and other job-related issues.
Tues. 30th January 11am-4pm   
Kensington Leisure Centre,
Silchester Rd  W10 6EX
It just remains to say…
We were delighted to raise over £12,000 from our fundraising dinner and winter raffle campaign. 
Congratulations to the lucky prize winners, and huge thanks to the 164 individuals who dug deep to support Nova's work. 
We are also extremely grateful to our  event partners:
Dinner: The French House, Soho 
Raffle: Viking, Angela Hartnett OBE, Waitrose & Partners, THE PIG Hotels, The Cow Pub, The Seahorse, Bar LOVE and SIRPLUS.
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