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25 November 2021

Huge thanks for Little Village Brent

Little Village would like to say a massive thank you to all the businesses and individuals who came together to help set up its new Brent hub.

The shiny new space is in the UNCLE building in Wembley Central at 7 Park Lane, HA9 7RH, the perfect location for local families to visit and volunteers to get involved.

CEO of Little Village, Sophie Livingstone MBE, said:

“The generosity we’ve received in setting up Little Village Brent has been astounding. We’d like to say a massive thank you to everyone involved – it’s down to you that we’re now able to provide essential items for families going through tough times across Brent.

“We’re Little Village by name, but thanks to your generosity, our village has grown and we can now help even more families across London.”

The beautiful new space has been generously donated by UNCLE Wembley, who have granted Little Village a ten-year lease.

Thanks to the kindness of volunteers, including staff from Selfridges, the Brent hub has been fitted out to create a ‘shop’ feel so that families visiting Little Village are able to choose clothes, toys and books for their children with dignity.

Little Village has received incredible support from lots of people at Selfridges. Waverley Grainger-Kwong, who works in the property team at Selfridges, but is also a Little Village volunteer, has helped from the outset, designing the space concept, procuring second-hand shop fittings, project managing the design work, as well as rolling up her sleeves to paint.

Waverley’s Selfridges colleagues Arwen Nicholson; Dan Clarke; Graeme Boorman; Naz Alam; Alexa Emmerich; Imogen Head; Naeema Galiara; Sinead Schaverien and Daisy Davies have all volunteered their time and expertise to help with the project. Thanks also to Deborah Grainger (Waverley’s mum!).

Huge thanks also go to:

· Greig Hanley at Fitzsimons for project managing the initial fitout.

· George Glassby and Simon Memel who painted the ‘It Takes a Village’ mural inside the building. And Imogen Head who designed the windows and mural.

· Emerald House, who upcycled shop panels into a space divider.

· Brian Judge and Mark Toulson from Kamset for the window wrap production and installation.

· Adam Ryan and the team from ISG for the building works. Thanks also to sub-contractors L&D Interiors, Shopfront Services, Advanced Building Services and Puma Engineering & Construction who dedicated their free time to help modernise the site.

· Jaymie Sole at Interiors Inc for the initial fitout.


For more information about Little Village Brent, please read this press release.

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