150 days of community in West Ealing: Week 2

We’re now one week into our new project for West Ealing. Last week, we asked you for examples of some of your day-to-day ‘acts of community’ in and around West Ealing, and you sent in some brilliant stories. Things are starting to kick off (in a good way!) on our Facebook page, so please have a look there if you’re that way inclined. Here are some of ‘acts of community’ from last week that we really liked:

I was by the spirits looking for sherry, in Sainsbury’s, and I smiled at a lady next to me and said ‘I’m going to make a trifle and I only want a small sherry’ so she proceeded to suggest many things I could put in this trifle. She said, ‘Have you got any whisky at home’, I said ‘I don’t know, I’m at my daughter’s’, she said ‘phone her up and ask her.’ I decided eventually just to use fruit juice.  This was one of two conversations in West Ealing Broadway this morning. I also obtained at least five smiles from different people!
Margaret, a visitor to West Ealing, aged 89, who likes the Broadway!


We had two community fundraisers at Christ the Saviour School yesterday. Donuts for Dads breakfast, inviting Dads and carers that otherwise wouldn’t get to drop their children at school as they need to get to work and a year 5 and 6 bake off. We had 150 for Donuts and 28 teams for the bake off. Lots of smiles, lots of humour and I felt blessed to be part of an amazing school with the most lovely children. Made my valentines day.
– Diane

Now we’re into Week 2, here’s our next list of seven things we reckon are good for making things better in West Ealing:

  • Volunteer your special skills to an organization
  • Donate blood (with a friend!)
  • Join the community garden
  • Offer time, or ask for help from, a mentoring scheme
  • Surprise a new neighbour with a homemade cake or bread
  • Audio- or video-record your parents’ earliest memories and share them with your children
  • Plan a holiday with friends or family

We’d love to hear from you if you do any of these things, or anything else that makes people smile in West Ealing. We have loads more suggestions of things you can do, if you want to jump ahead!

Ways to send us your contributions:

Send us an email – 150daysofcommunity@gmail.com
Write on our Facebook wall – https://www.facebook.com/groups/124290860921562/ 
Tweet at us – @WENeighbours
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