Globe Community Project

Registered Charity Number 1104770

Total raised
£3244.00 + £489.25 Gift Aid = £3733.25
+ £489.25 Gift Aid
+ £0.00 Gift Aid

About Globe Community Project

The Globe Community Project supports local people in Tower Hamlets, one of the most deprived boroughs in London. We work to alleviate social exclusion, develop skills and confidence, and facilitate community cohesion. Our projects have helped women ‘bounce back to work’ through employability schemes, provided local benefits advice, supported ex-offenders through storytelling and theatre, and accompanied elderly people out of isolation.  

As a Buddhist-inspired charity we work to benefit the community, while also offering Triratna Buddhists the chance to bring their values of wisdom and compassion fully into action. 

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Take Back Your Life

This is an invitation to donate to "Take Back Your Life" - a year long pilot programme to improve the health and wellbeing of local Roman Road West and Tower Hamlets residents who suffer from chronic pain, illness, inactivity and social isolation."Take Back Your Life" is essentially a free 5-week mindfulness and compassion course. It is adapted for people with potentially lower language, literacy and income levels from the hugely successful Breathworks "Mindfulness for Health" 8 week pain management course.The first pilot course ended recently and was more successful than we could have hoped or imagined. Participants reported reductions in pain medication, pain experience and discomfort as well as increases in joy, connection with nature, social activity, connectedness etc. Read Dorita's story below to see the effects on just one person..We are fundraising to cover a shortfall in funds for our June course and to provide a comprehensive year long follow on programme for each course. We are also looking at providing teacher training so that some participants can take what they've learnt back to their own communities. Please do consider donating.
Dorita, 63(from Curacao in the Caribbean)The course wasn’t what I expected! It was better! Before the course I would worry about my pain constantly… After each [course] session I went home and thought this is going to mean a lot less worry for me.Now I take time for myself at home. I say to my daughters: “This is my time”. I put on the MP3 player and when I get up I feel different. Meditation sends me somewhere else and when I get up I don’t think of the pain.I’ve even got my daughters doing it.The course has given me a way out of worrying about my pain.Now I pick up and go out. I know I can close my eyes and meditate if I need to. It becomes automatic. Even when I’m walking I meditate.I used to think “I’m the only one with pain.” and feel a bit ashamed. Now I look around the bus and realise I’m not the only one who suffers with pain, maybe some people have it even worse than mine. I feel there’s a connection with others. I feel ok walking with my stick now. Before I wanted to hide it somewhere so people wouldn’t judge me. I can laugh about that now! I’m not alone.
This is a project of the Globe Community Project (GCP), a Buddhist-inspired charity based in Bethnal Green, run by people practising in and around the London Buddhist Centre.

Tareshvari Robinson

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The London Big Half

We are a team of 5 people who will be running the London Big Half marathon on March 10th 2019, to raise money for the Globe Community Project.
We all have a connection with the Triratna Buddhist Community and the London Buddhist centre, which is based in the Globe ward of Tower Hamlets.

As the route of the Big Half will pass through Tower Hamlets, we had the opportunity to apply for community places in the race and we did so because we felt inspired to support Globe Community project.

It does wonderful work which put the ideals of compassion into action in the local community, supporting people of any faith, belief or background in secular settings.

There is more information about the work of the charity on the page below.
Please do support us and if you would like to support the charity on an on-going basis, please consider setting up a standing order by emailing [email protected]
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Meet the Team:
PrajnadeviI took up running a few years ago with a goal of doing a 5k race.Goal accomplished! Three times! Whatever next.. 🤔
A half marathon is a daunting and exciting challenge for me and your support will spur me on big time! I am particularly inspired to run in aid of Globe Town Community Project. A fantastic project that benefits people in my local community and makes a tangible difference to their lives.

Bernadette CarliseBernadette first came to the LBC in 1997 and slowly and steadily got into Buddhism and became a mitra in 2009.
She loves running, yoga, walking and cycling.
This will be her 4th

Jane Willdigg I started running when I was 11, but although I have run 2 marathons and a few halves that was over 10 years ago and this is feeling like a challenge...Meeting the GCP committee and hearing about plans for new projects last year, I was inspired to apply for places for this run and to raise money. I've been coming along the London Buddhist centre since 2004.
Renee LacroixRenée was first introduced to meditation and Buddhism at the LBC in 2013 and became a mitra 4 years ago. A seasoned endurance athlete, she has completed two half marathons and several triathlons. She'll be running her third half on her 33rd birthday and is looking forward to raise money for her community.
Steph DelanySteph has been meditating since first coming along to the London Buddhist Centre in 2011. She became a Mitra in 2013 and has been living in a Buddhist women's community since 2016. She discovered a love for running as a young adult. You will regularly see her circling laps around Victoria Park early in the morning. This will be her second half marathon.

Jane Willdigg

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