Elthorne Pride is passionate about making an impact within the community. Here are case studies which reflect the outcomes of the initiatives and projects we have supported in the Elthorne Estate Area.
Capoeira is one of the most whole art forms in the world in the classes children can train together with their parents or alone with the other children. The classes comprise of fitness training, stretching, acrobatics, music, dance and cultural studies. The classes have been consistently attended since the first week with a minimum of six and maximum of around fifteen children. Children come from the local area and I am currently trying to attract the attention of the local schools. All the children are developing there capoeira well which gives them more confidence, fitness, rhythm, motor skills, language (Brazilian Portuguese).
"Elthorne Pride has given me the opportunity to turn my hobby into a business. I do Henna designs and make candles which I sell on the market - my first time was on Archway Market and it was amazing.
My inspiration behind the business comes from a place of joy as it was a hobby originally (and still is) - I taught myself how to make candles and do henna. To be able to sell my products to people on the market has been really exciting.
In the future I would love to advertise more across social media and promote my business more. I am still learning so much about being an entrepreneur so I will take my time. Sandi and Bob (from Elthorne Pride) have really helped me - I would never have done this without Elthorne Pride. I am really happy Elthorne Pride has done a lot for me - the future is very promising and exciting." Joyful – Joyful’s Bespoke Candles - An Elthorne Pride resident who has been taking part in our Enterprise initiatives
When Martin came to London 5 years ago he wanted to make sure he stayed connected to his love of boxing and was committed to doing a fundraiser and annual event.
Every year he does something for charity and picked the Islington boxing club to raise money for this year.
"Any person who walks into the boxing club and see all the young people using the space knows that it is an amazing place. It keeps the kids off the street and keeps them from hanging out on the corners and allows them to channel their anger. The boxing club really doesn't get the attention it deserves, it does so much for the community. The Elthorne Pride area is VERY lucky to have the boxing club." - Martin Flynn
Martin wants to continue in the background helping and since he has the facility, The Royal Oak Pub he will continue to use his space to fundraise and help the community.
They raised £1230 for the Islington Boxing Club fundraiser.