Mayor of Kensington & Chelsea attends Timebank event at Earl’s Court Health and Wellbeing Centre

News item posted: 19 June 2017

On Saturday, 13th July the Mayor of Kensington and Chelsea, Councillor Charles Williams, attended the Timebank event at the Earl's Court Health and Wellbeing Centre.

The Timebank celebration event organised in partnership with Family Mosaic, Southern Housing, L&Q housing and the Earls Court Community Trust, was a great opportunity for people to find out more about the Timebank whilst they enjoyed the range of activities that were on offer.

The event featured free food from Bencho Italian restaurant, art and dance classes, relaxation activities, face painting and nail art, and children activities.

Earl's Court Timebank works by providing ways for people to share their skills and be rewarded for it in time credits.

For every hour you give to the time bank, you receive an hour of credit that you can spend on a service that another time bank member is offering, for example an Indian head massage, DIY help, or a pilates class. There is no minimum time commitment and individuals can participate as and when they are able. Current members exchange skills and services including reflexology, tutoring, dance classes and computer lessons.

Following the event the Mayor of Kensington and Chelsea, Councillor Charles Williams said;

"Time banking is a brilliant concept. I was delighted to have the opportunity to visit the Timebank picnic in the Earl's Court Health and Wellbeing Centre and meet some of the 'Bankers'. I learnt how through the Timebank they are helping themselves and others."

Rachel Hamburg, Community Involvement Coordinator for Turning Point at the Earls Court Health and Wellbeing Centre said;

"Timebank celebrations are a great way for people in the community to find out more about how the Timebank works. It is a fantastic way to bring people together and has been shown to be particularly useful for individuals who are isolated, elderly or have physical or mental health conditions, many of the very people we aim to support within the centre. We are delighted that the Mayor of Kensington and Chelsea was able to attend and find out more about what we do here."