03 Feb

Sponsor our heroic London Marathon runners

On 26th April, Becky, Ben, Josh, Lance and Terry will be taking on the challenge of running a collective 131 miles to raise money for WLAC.

Please support their heroic efforts by clicking on the links below, which will take you through to their Fundraising pages. Please donate to help them hit their fundraising targets, and make the early morning runs, and aches and pains worth it.

https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/BeckyCatlin

http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/BenMartin26

https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/josh-saunders-SAVMLMBONDS333-2020-202232

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/lance-corcoran

https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/terry-vangasse-SAVMLMBONDS333-2020-225373

01 Feb

Video Interaction Guidance – A new therapeutic approach

Five of our team have been training in Video Interaction Guidance – an intervention through which the therapist aims to enhance communication within relationships.  This approach fits well with our solution-focused ethos, where clients are supported to make positive change through strength-based interventions.

Video Interaction Guidance is delivered by video-recording interactions between a parent and child, usually in a period of play.  The next phase is the video review session where the client is supported in reflecting on clips of their own successful interactions.  This session uses a micro-analysis of successful moments in the relationship, with an emphasis on moments when the parent is attuned to their child’s emotions and behaviour.  The approach is a collaborative one which celebrates positive interactions, with the belief that this is key to bringing about the change the client is hoping for.

Video Interaction Guidance is usually a short term intervention, used in many settings to help families to make their desired changes by witnessing, recognising and experiencing a different, more positive, narrative about themselves. 

23 Jan

Our most successful Bridge Evening to date!

Thank you to everyone who came along to our WLAC Bridge Evening in Brook Green last week, and helped to raise over £4000 for WLAC!

The evening was held at the Holy Trinity Parish Church in Brook Green, and saw nearly 80 guests enjoy a fantastic evening of Chicago Bridge.  Guests were treated to a delicious supper, whilst fighting it out for the WLAC Bridge crown!  Well done to our winners, and our thanks to all who came along to play and support WLAC.

Thank you to our wonderful Brook Green Events Group – Isabel, Brian, Emma, Gilly and Vicky – for their tireless energy and seamless organisation of the event, and to our kind sponsors Bective Leslie Marsh their continued support.

23 Jan

Over £44,000 raised for WLAC through the Big Give Christmas Challenge 2019

We are delighted to announce the final figure raised by West London Action for Children via the Big Give Christmas Challenge 2019 is £44,235!

A huge thank you to everyone who supported us in the challenge, both by donating and by spreading the word.  We are thrilled to have been able to unlock and utilise all of our match funding from our Pledge Givers and from our Charity Champions The Childhood Trust, helping us to hit our fundraising target.

All money raised will go directly to providing free counselling and therapy services for local children and parents in need – supporting families to reduce feelings of isolation and increase self-confidence and resilience.

From everyone here at West London Action for Children, thank you

20 Dec

Heavenly voices….

Heavenly voices, Magical settings…

This christmas we were very lucky to have two local choirs raising money for WLAC with special Christmas performances.

Thank you to Celia Harper and the Chiswick Baroque singers who put on a beautiful advent concert at the Church of the Holy Innocents in aid of WLAC. Our thanks to everyone who came along and raised over £400.

We were also thrilled that the Kensington Singers and the Portobello Live Choir chose to support WLAC at their Christmas concert at St Gabriel’s Pimlico. Thank you to everyone who came to enjoy carols in such a beautiful setting. You helped to raise an amazing £485.35 for WLAC.

Last but not least – our thanks to everyone who joined us in singing carols at Hammersmith Broadway and sung so heartily at such a hectic time of year. Together we raised over £300 and spread lots of seasonal cheer.

22 Nov

Safari Secret Suppers proves a roaring success once again

3 courses. 3 local houses. 3 magical hosts. 18 new neighbourhood friends. What’s not to love?

Thank you to all of our wonderful Ravenscourt Park supporters who once again came out in force to support our Secret Suppers event and raise over £3,500 for WLAC. We were thrilled to see so many new hosts and supporters, as well as welcoming back so many familiar faces.

Thank you to the Ravenscourt Park Events Group for once again putting together such a fun and exciting evening. And thank you to everyone who came along and donated so generously.

We look forward to seeing you next year!

30 Oct

WLAC Annual Quiz raises over £9,000!

An unforseen last minute venue change did not deter our wonderful quizzers, who this year helped to raise over £9,000 at our WLAC Annual Quiz. Congratulations to our worthy winners, and thank you to all of our guests who came along to enjoy a fantastic evening of brain teasing fun and delicious picnics.

Our enormous thanks go to Isabel, Brian, Emma, Gilly and Vicky of the Brook Green Events Group for masterminding the evening; Lydia and everyone at Bective Leslie Marsh for their energy and enthusiasm on the night and for their ongoing sponsorship of the event; and to St Paul’s Girls’ School for hosting the event.

We look forward to seeing you next year!

07 Dec

An Evening with Belloc

We are delighted to announce an exciting one -off event, organised especially for WLAC:

An Evening with Belloc – a convivial evening of timeless satire, wit and rhyme featuring the life and work of Hilaire Belloc

Presented by John Julius Norwich, John Bromley-Davenport & LAMDA actors, and directed by Judy Bromley-Davenport

The event will take place on Wednesday 31 January 2018 at St Paul’s Girls’ School.  Doors will open at 6.30pm, performance to start at 7.15pm

Please visit www.virginmoneygiving.com/WLACBelloc2018 to reserve your seat or contact team@wlac.org.uk for more information.  Click here to download the WLAC Belloc Flyer

With grateful thanks to our sponsors Bective Leslie Marsh