2012 archive material

Bethnal Green Councillors sponsored run.

The Bethnal Green Councillors sponsored run took place in Victoria Park on a lovely cold but sunny
March afternoon in 2012. So far they have raised a magnificent £3,745.


All the councillors at the starting line ready to run.


Architect Harry Paticas talking to Rushanara Ali (MP for Bethnal Green & Bow.


… and they’re off.

Cheryl Baker

posted: 30th June 2012

Cheryl and two children with giant cheque

Cheryl Baker from Bucks Fizz, our new patron, went along to the Kingswood Educational Centre in Ashford, Kent to meet some very special children from the Brightstone School on the Isle of Wight.The twenty 9 year old pupils from Class 4 had all been given £1 each to find ways to raise as much money as they could. Cheryl spent ages talking to each one of the pupils to discover what they did.

Some bought a sponge and bucket and cleaned cars, some did washing up duties, others walked dogs or did a variety of household and garden duties.

We were really amazed to learn that they had raised £600 for our charity and were delighted when they presented the cheque to Cheryl. She then posed for photographs with each of the children and signed autographs.

They are certainly an amazing group of children and we are extremely grateful to them for all their hard work and support for our Memorial.

Cheryl all the children with giant cheque

Cheryl talking to the seated children

Harry Paticas at the Royal Academy.

Harry Paticas, of Arboreal Architecture, has had his model of the Memorial accepted for the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.

The model in situ at the Royal Academy

The model in situ at the Royal Academy.

The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition is open until 12th August and his work is on display in Room number VI, catalogued as 1126 Proposed Bethnal Green Memorial. Scales 1:3.

It is for sale at £12,000, if you are interested in purchasing it please contact Sandra.

Second view of the model

Second view of the model.

Third view of the model

View three.

The Fountain fund raiser

posted: 24th September 2012

June Blackman’s pub, The Fountain, in Sceptre Road, (between Globe Road and Bethnal Green library) organised a fund-raising event on Saturday 8th September with darts and pool competitions and a bumper raffle.

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The pub was decorated with lots of Union flags from the Jubilee and Olympics events so looked really festive.

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Lots of her regulars turned up to participate and for the delicious buffet that she had provided, not to mention the 94 raffle prizes!! So when you won, you chose from the beautifully wrapped boxes of all different shapes and sizes, not knowing what it would contain.

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With the good beer flowing as well, everyone enjoyed a really fun evening.

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June’s sister, Jean Maguire, died in the Bethnal Green tube disaster so she and her family all worked really hard to make it a very successful evening and enjoyable evening. They raised over just over £900 which June and her husband have personally rounded that up to £1000.

We are really grateful to them for such a brilliant outcome. I know they didn’t get to bed until 3am so we really hope they manage to recover this week.

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