Exciting Summer at the London Irish Centre! Busy Summer at the London Irish Centre charity We've had an incredible busy Summer here at the London Irish Centre with new refurbishments, trips to the Isle of Wight, exciting new funding and grants, a busy month of day service events and a busy drop-in service. And that's before we mention the biggest fundraising gig we've ever held - with global superstar Ed Sheeran! Over a quarter of a million pound - £250,000 was raised for the charity to launch our capital funding campaign. Thank you to each and every one of you who supported the campaign! Photo credit: Patricia McHugh - www.pooksandgooksphotography.com We held centenary celebrations for one of our longest clients, Mary Talbot, who celebrated her 100th birthday with family and friends at LICC's day centre last month. Behind the scenes, we've been planning a hugely exciting Autumn/Winter cultural programme, which we'll be launching very soon! Together, with our venue partner Sliced Events, we're proud to bring you big names like Sharon Shannon, Derek Ryan, The Wolfe Tones to name but a few! We would also like to say a big thank you to the Dept of Foreign Affairs for their continued support through the Emigrant Support Programme. We are very pleased we can continue to serve the Irish in London! LICC awarded National Lottery Grant for lunchtime culture! The London Irish Centre charity has been successful in securing £10,000 from the National Lottery Awards for All. The grant will fund lunchtime culture for the older Irish community with an aim to combat loneliness and isolation among the older Irish in London. This will expand on the activities for our Day Services and social groups which you can find out more about here. "Receiving this award is a mark of quality of the work you are doing in your community."- Big Lottery Fund New Photo-Me Booth for Passport Photos We now have a Photo-Me booth on site in Camden which means we can easily facilitate online passport renewals.You can get your photo taken in the booth where you will be given a unique code with your printed photos. You can then use your code during the online application process to automatically retrieve your photo. The booth can also be used to get printed passport photos for first-time passport applicants. For more information, please feel free to get in touch on 0207 916 2222 or [email protected] Our advice drop-in times at Camden Square are as follows: Tuesdays: 9.30-12.30 / 2-4Thursday: 2-4Friday: 9.30-2.30 Limited Edition Prints to Support LICC Get your hands on one of these limited edition 'My Ireland' prints created by the amazingly talented Steve Simpson & Stephen James Smith.By purchasing a print, you will be supporting the work of the London Irish Centre with a percentage of each sale going to the charity. You can buy your print here. Launching our Autumn/Winter Cultural programme We'll be launching our full Autumn/Winter cultural programme very soon! We have a tonne of exciting events planned across the next six months including the return of the legendary Sharon Shannon, for two nights! A November evening with Derek Ryan - which is almost sold out already! Plus the return of our London Irish Lecture series featuring Adoption Stories. You can find details and tickets to all our latest events here.