I am delighted to have recently become the first ever patron of the North Southwark Environment Trust (NSET).
NSET is a local charity that derives its funding from a co-operative model of housing and commercial rents and re-invests in Southwark projects improving the environment and involving local people. The charity works across north Southwark in partnership with a wide range of local organisations, from tenants' groups and community festivals, from Pasley Park to Bede House.
I was very pleased to be asked to become the first ever patron after years of working with the charity as a councillor and as MP since 2015. I am proud of its history contribution to improving the public realm and supporting many successful local events, including the Rotherhithe Festival, and community spaces, like outside the Brunel Museum.
NSET plays an important role in promoting community inclusion and is always looking for new and innovative community projects to sponsor. Please see the application form online here: http://www.nset.org.uk/applications.php is you'd like NSET to support your local project!