Financial appeal: help us make it to 30
London Hazards provides an indispensible service for Londoners.
The Centre is bidding for a commission from London Councils to take us into 2013/2015. If successful it will mean we will have some core funding to keep it open in its 30th anniversary years – 2014 when it opened, 2015 when it became incorporated. The historic document signed and witnessed by some (now) old men and one old woman is here LHC Memorandum of Association.
We will apply to other charities as well.
‘Health and Safety’ issues are being pushed further down the business agenda in the scramble to cut costs, increase work rates, and worsen working conditions.
This is together with the 35% cut in the Health and Safety Executive budget, the lowest enforcement activity for decades, a Lofstedt inspired shredding of health and safety regulation and a government led crusade against the mythical beast “the compensation culture”.
As always, we do need money of our own as well as grant income. To help the Centre make it to 30 we would like you to:
- affiliate: £10 for individuals, £30 small groups, £60 organisations with 1,000 members, £100 Regional trade unions etc – contact the Centre at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need more information or want us to post an affiliation form.
- or make a donation however small towards our general running costs
Please make cheques to: London Hazards Centre Trust Ltd and send to: London Hazards Centre, 213 Haverstock Hill, London NW3 4QP.
Or pay directly into our account, with an e-mail to let us know:
HSBC Kentish Town London Hazards Centre Trust Ltd Sort Code 40-04-03 Account 01484265.
The generosity of our supporters has saved London Hazards Centre many times since it opened in 1984 and we hope that once again you will help us “bridge the gap”. Please support us!
OUR SUPPORTERS AND SERVICE USERS SAY
“Our members are appalled that councils do not see the reward for having charities like yourselves who are very helpful towards workers who may not be able to obtain information or help relating to hazards at work.” Stan Bishop, West London Unite; Hillingdon
“Thank you for all the great work that you do” Carole Hagedorn, Mesothelioma sufferer
“May I take this opportunity to wish you every success in your valuable work” Jerry Swain, London Region UCATT
“on behalf of LAWAS thanks so much for the workshop on Saturday everyone got a lot out of it. Hope this can be the start of a long and lasting relationship” Jake & Carlos, Latin American Workers Association
“Our stewards committee would like to thank you and all the other officers of the Centre for all the work you do in the interests of health and safety of construction workers” Tony O’Brien, Convenor Building Workers DLO Southwark
“I would like more trainings” Shuitao Gao, Chinese Community Worker,Tower Hamlets
“The London Hazards Centre is once again under threat with a possible cut to its funding. This has been a superb and invaluable resource in maintaining good health and safety for Londoners over a number of years.” Dave Putson, PCS, Erith
“Fantastic course. I have gained so much information to help me tackle situations in the workplace.” Vinette, UNISON Haringey
“Please keep up the good work that you do in memory of all the people who have lost their lives to asbestos” Margaret MacQueen, widow, Plaistow
“keep up the good work” Eddie Peek, Unison Barking and Dagenham
“We have worked with the London Hazard Centre and found them to be an excellent organisation. Community groups such as ours need and welcome such organisations. We recommend them highly”, Misak Ohanian, CEO, Centre for Armenian Information & Exchange, Ealing
“Thanks for your training. The course was explanatory of safety procedures, and very simplified for learners. I wish everyone well.” Ade Balogun, Bethnal Green Womens Group