Author Archives: Jane Williams

Trustee Vacancies

We are a fast-growing, wave-making, award-winning East London charity for mums with children under 5 who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Everything we do stems from a daily, hourly, conversation and collaboration with our mums and minis. Our … Continue reading

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We are over the moon to be accredited as a London Living Wage employer

The Magpie Project has today accredited as a Living Wage Employer. Our Living Wage commitment will see everyone working at the Magpie Project receive a minimum hourly wage of £9.30 in the UK or £10.75 in London. Both rates are … Continue reading

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CEO occassional blog.

Q. When is a table not a table? A. When it is the expression of institutional power and professional entitlement. This is a love letter to our mums and minis, it is an open question to the brilliant architects and … Continue reading

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Covid Response Report

Dr Laura Batatota researched and documented our Covid Response. Read highlights or her report, or download the whole thing below. Download and read the full report here.

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All Our Children: Bethany Williams, Eno Mfon, Melissa Jarram, Somerset House

Today London-based designer Bethany Williams presented her SS21 collection celebrating the ethos of the Magpie Project which she has been volunteering for and collaborating with since 2019. Bethany’s latest collection – aptly titled All Our Children – not only finds … Continue reading

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Charlie Gilmour supports The Magpie Project on the launch of his book “Featherhood”

Writer Charlie Gilmour is supporting our families on the launch of his book Featherhood. His book is a unique, affecting and beautiful memoir and exploration of parenthood, childhood trauma, and rescuing a baby bird. Alongside Newham Bookshop, he is offering … Continue reading

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Bethany Williams x The Magpie Project #AllOurChildren

A second collection with the Magpie Project from prize-winning designer Bethany Williams. Bethany Williams has not been idle during lockdown she formed a collective of designers and makers to keep hospitals supplied with scrubs during the height of the crisis.  … Continue reading

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Newham Mayor writes open letter about unsuitable accommodation provided by NASS and Clearsprings

We are incredibly grateful to Rokhsana Fiaz, Mayor of Newham, for listening to our mums who are living in unsuitable National Asylum Seeker accommodation. The quality of this accommodation has, for a long time, been very poor. Issues include frequent … Continue reading

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Running Mum 40….

We could not be prouder of Monica. She came to us at the start of the year with an idea – an incredible idea. To run 40 10km races in a year. Forty, in a year! Not one, not twenty … Continue reading

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Thank you The Corner House Project

One incredible and unexpected impact of the horrible few months we have lived through is the wonderful local community groups we have met, and worked with. In a series of blogs we are hoping to thank you all one by … Continue reading

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