May 2015 Invitation to Share's Evening in the Garden. Open Garden Squares Weekend. Vote for Share in the Aviva Community Fund. Bupa London 10k. Share's Summer Garden Party. Election Hustings.
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Your invitation to Share's Evening in the Garden

Wednesday 17th June 2015, 6:00pm to 9:00pm, with drinks and canapés

In association with the Wandsworth Chamber of Commerce

Evening in the GardenThis fundraising event is a chance to network with our partners, sponsors and others in the local business community. It's a chance to learn more about Share and how you might get involved in our work.

TreblemakersMusic kindly provided by Treblemakers, a cappella singing group.

Share CateringDrinks and canapés provided by Share Catering, Share's social enterprise providing safe and supported employment for disabled people.

To book your place, register online or email Kavita Bowry at or telephone 020 7801 9821.
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Share Garden open for Open Garden Squares Weekend

13th and 14th June 2015, from 10am to 5pm


Open Garden Squares WeekendDon't forget the Share Garden will be open to the public for Open Garden Squares Weekend on 13th and 14th June, from 10am to 5pm.

We'll have tea and refreshments provided by Share Catering, and plants and other garden produce for sale.

So come along, bring a friend, have a wander, treat yourself to a naughty but nice cake or scone, and take home a piece of the Share Garden for your own green space.

Tickets for the event are £10 in advance (or £12 on the weekend) which gives you access to all the gardens open for the weekend, or £4 for a single garden.

Book your tickets now at

Help Share Win £10k: Vote for Share

Help us to make Happy Life, Healthy Life a reality in Share Community

Aviva Community FundShare is taking part in the Aviva Community Fund Competition. And we need your help to make every life at Share Community happy and healthy.

With just 9 days to go, we have over 1000 votes but we need more! Help us win £10,000 by voting and spreading the word to others. It doesn't cost a penny, just a few minutes of your time.

As part of Share’s Aviva Happy Life, Healthy Life project, we will run four campaigns that will make a significant difference to the health and wellbeing of disabled adults in and around Wandsworth:
  • Living well with diabetes
  • No worries workshop for people on the autistic spectrum
  • Love, relationships and all that jazz
  • Living well with a long-term condition
See what our students have to say about how these projects could help them in our video.


You have 10 votes – make a difference in our community and please use them to Vote for Share today!


Voting ends on 30th May, so VOTE NOW!

Happy Life, Healthy Life
A few words from the people who matter...Share's students.

Ready, set...4 days to go...

Daniel all kitted out

With just a few days to go, Daniel McGuane is all set to run for Share in the  Bupa London 10k race on Monday 25th May 2015.

Daniel has raised over £450 for Share so far, but there is still time to donate.

Please support Daniel and Share by donating now.


Share's Summer Garden Party

Summer Garden PartyWith four seasons in one day, it wasn't quite traditional 'Summer' weather, but that didn't stop the fun at this year's Share Summer Garden Party!

Great to see the new Mayor of Wandsworth, Cllr Nicola Nardelli, at the event – thank you so much for lending your support for our entry in the Aviva Community Fund Competition.

This year's top raffle prize – a family day out at the National Trust's property, Polesden Lacey, and a gift basket of goodies, went to Share student Michael, who studies catering and horticulture with us. Thank you to Polseden Lacey and all the other companies who donated prizes for the raffle (Little India, Cushion Crazy, Boots Clapham Junction and Gurkha's Diner in Balham).

Thank you also to Adrian Fraser for providing the music on the day, and helping us to forget about the inclement weather raining and hailing down on us!

A big thank you as always to the Tooting Business Network who once again kindly sponsored the event in association with the Khalsa Centre. We hope you all know how much we appreciate your continued support – we couldn't do any of it without your help – this event has become the mainstay in Share's social calendar, and one that our students very much look forward to each year. So our very heartfelt thanks to everyone for their generosity.

Check out all the photos on our Facebook page.
Mayor of Wandsworth says Vote for Share
Mr K. C. Patel and Mr Pravin Pattni, two members of the Tooting Business Network
Mr Indrajit Patel with Share Chief Executive, Annie McDowall
Mayor of Wandsworth with members of the Khalsa Centre
Mayor of Wandsworth, Cllr Nicola Nardelli, with Share Chief Executive, Annie McDowall
Raffle winner Michael with his mother Lily, Share's Chairman, Bill Morgan, and Adrian Fraser who provided the music for the event

Election Hustings at Share

Party candidates at Share's Election 2015 Hustings with AnnieThank you to the candidates from Conservative (Jane Ellison), Labour (Will Martindale), Liberal Democrats (Philip Ling) and Green (Tom Killick on behalf of Esther Obiri-Darko) parties, for a great session at our election hustings at Share HQ on 28th April 2015.

Questions from the floor from Share students included how to get a job as a disabled person, affordable housing, transport allowances, the economy and continued and sustainable funding for organisations such as Share.

We are very grateful to everyone who took part. It is extremely important that our students get a chance to voice their opinions and concerns, and to know that they are being heard.

Photos from the event can be viewed on our Facebook page.

How does your garden grow? Let Share Gardening lend you a hand

Share Gardening teamFor those of you who need an extra helping hand to get your garden looking its best for the summer, Share Gardening provides garden maintenance and planting services for individuals and businesses in the community.

Our senior gardener, Elke Pagitz, working with our team of graduates from Share's horticulture training programme can help with anything from general maintenance to complete garden makeovers.

To find out more about Share Gardening, visit our website, or contact us via email or telephone 020 7924 2949 to discuss your needs and to get a quote.

Planning a party or event? Let Share Catering do the honours

Share Catering provides catering services for meetings, events and parties. So, whether it is morning coffee or afternoon tea, buffet lunch or formal dinner, evening reception or party, our head chef, working with our catering graduates, will create something special to wow your guests. 


To find out more about Share Catering, visit our website, or contact us via email or telephone 020 7924 2949 to discuss your needs or to get a quote.

Progression pathways for disabled adults

Catering trainingAre you a professional looking for services for your clients? Or perhaps you are looking for vocational or personal development training for yourself? If so, come and visit Share to see what we offer at first hand – meet the staff team and current students, and take a look at our facilities to see whether we can meet your needs.

We have experience in working with adults with learning disabilities, physical/sensory impairments, autism and mental health needs. We provide flexible and targeted training pathways to suit everyone in terms of personal interests and aspirations, whether those are related to personal development or employment.

Study options at ShareAs well as accredited courses in life and basic skillsdigital skillscatering and horticulture, we run short courses in bakingdigital skills for life and musicianship

We operate two traineeship programmes – one in catering and one in horticulture – to support young disabled adults, aged between 16 and 25 years old, to gain skills and qualifications to help them into paid employment or an apprenticeship in catering or horticulture.

We also run a Getting Ready for Work Programme, to teach students about the various aspects of searching for and securing employment. This is a bespoke programme which can be delivered at Share or for groups elsewhere.

We have produced a one-page table summarising Share's services and activities for disabled people, and how to access them. Download your copy here

To find out more, or to arrange a visit or a taster day for yourself or a client, contact Share's wellbeing coordinator, Keesha Sinclair via email or telephone 020 7801 9812.

Ways to get involved with Share

There are many ways to get involved in Share's work, so get in touch to see how you can make a difference in our very special community. Don’t forget to Visit our website at us on Facebook and Follow us on Twitter for regular updates about Share.

And if you haven't already, sign up to receive our regular monthly newsletter to keep abreast of what's happening at Share.

Thank you for supporting Share!

Dates for your diary

Events calendar

13-14th June 2015. Open Garden Squares Weekend. Refreshments. Book your tickets now!
17th June 2015. Evening in the Share Garden. Drinks and canapés. Book your place now!
3rd November 2015. Share Annual Awards
9th December 2015. Share Winter Celebration
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