We need you! St. Hilda’s East needs your support to continue its much needed work within the community in the East End of London. A vibrant organisation serving over 500 people each week, our mission is to change lives for the better and empower people. Please join us.

“Coming to St. Hilda’s means everything. Company and joy.”

Become a Friend

Please use the form opposite to become a valued Friend of St. Hilda’s East by supporting us with a regular donation. You can also opt to make a one-off donation if you prefer.

All contributions enable us to continue providing vital services. Thank you.

If you would like to donate via cheque or other method please email: [email protected] or call us on 020 7739 8066.

St. Hilda’s uses the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) Bank as a cost effective and secure way to process donations. You will be transferred to a secure CAF page to complete your bank details.

What your support can help St Hilda’s East achieve

At St Hilda’s East our strength lies in our diversity, helping to meet the needs of local people and supporting their aspirations. We aim to promote understanding between all sections of the local community, offering a setting for multicultural, interfaith, and intergenerational exchange. Our approach is people centric and holistic where everyone is taken on a journey where we pride ourselves in providing services to several generations within the same family from grandparent to parent to child.

We believe that everyone in Tower Hamlets deserves to be happy and have the same opportunities to grow, develop and achieve their potential. 

Continuity of sessions is key for our beneficiaries to complete their journey with us and thrive . 

Donating can transform lives by helping us provide a variety of activities such as any one of the following:

£10 buys tea, coffee, soft drinks, and cakes for one of our Over 50’s drop-in social sessions which provides a lifeline and space for those who are feeling isolated or housebound.

£15 gives one of our older residents in the community the opportunity to take part in a weekly Over 50’s Feeling Good Programme offering a wide range of activities, and lifelong learning – from IT classes, gentle yoga exercises, dance, exercise, Tai Chi to crafts and singing. 

£20 buys paint, glue, and fabrics for a crafting session so that our young ‘Brave Girl’s’ group can explore their creativity and gain confidence. 

£25 can offer three children and their parents/carers an early year’s support session though our Stay and Play; particularly vital for those families who have felt isolated and live-in overcrowded conditions with little outside space with some having mental health issues.

£30 can provide half a day’s worth of our Food Co-op Facilitator’s time, ensuring we are able to meet our ambitious target of running 50 weeks a year, offering our local residents seasonal fresh fruit and vegetables at an affordable price. 

£35 will fund the resources to deliver one of our weekly Women’s Wellbeing and Crafts sessions for a group of ten local women, helping them to gather in a safe, supportive space to help reduce isolation and build their confidence, develop, flourish, and realise their own potential.

£40 pays for a tutor for our Over 50’s dancercise session to help our older people stay physically and mentally healthier through movement and social contact.

£45 enable us to offer a half day training session to our amazing volunteers who are integral to St Hilda’s East.

£50 pays for five children to have a Sensory Play session alongside our Stay and Play, helping develop their physical, creative, and cognitive development. 

£60 pays for one clinical supervision session for staff members whose own mental wellbeing is often tested by their dedication to supporting those with mental health issues in the community.

£80 provides five Free Advice sessions on welfare, housing, and debt, –offered in both English and Bengali- to our local residents empowering them to understand the system better, gain more knowledge and feel more confident.  

£100 buys new sports equipment for our Young Boys’ Group, keeping them off the streets and teaching them teamwork.

£150 pays for 5 weekly sessions for one young person to take part in our Young People’s girls’ and boys’ Programme which focuses on positive mental health as swell as boosting their self-esteem and confidence through various activities including sports, arts and crafts, music, drama, self-care sessions and trips.

Our Friend’s scheme is grounded in our rich history with Cheltenham Ladies’ College. St. Hilda’s East was founded in 1889 by the Guild of the Cheltenham Ladies’ College (CLC) as a charitable settlement. This meant CLC alumnae could live at St. Hilda’s East in order to work with the local community. Today, this relationship has evolved, and girls continue to volunteer here and Guild members support our work through the Friends of St. Hilda’s East scheme; continuing the Guild’s century-old tradition of supporting charitable work in the east end of London. The Friends scheme is now open to all who wish to support and be a part of our community.