Saturday, 18 April 2015

Happy Birthday Link4Growth Chingford!

I thought only the Queen had two birthdays, but I was wrong!  We celebrated our first Link4Growth birthday in March with more than 20 other people, and lots of cake from Claudia Stephenson of Crumbs.   

It was also a chance to catch up with friends and meet new people too.   

Just in case you’re wondering, I adore dogs so couldn’t resist this picture.

We also had some fun with a raffle.  And, the winner was Francesca Fenn, well done!  A fabulous time was had by all! 

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We had a surprise appearance by a new arrival at Link4Growth, beautiful Violet Rose and her proud Dad, Alan.  Needless to say, Violet was the centre of attention.  Someone else was stealing the show too, Alex Burton.  Alex was a great help and is always cheerful.  That’s what’s so good about Link4Growth, the people who attend our meetings tend to have a great ‘can do’ attitude and this makes other people feel valued and appreciated.  So keep up the good work everyone!

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I’m usually known for seizing opportunities and our birthday celebration was no exception.  So when Michael Bird, ace photographer, turned up unexpectedly, he gladly obliged by taking some great photos. And some are shown here.  Check out Michael’s website at  The message here is that, if you need help with something, all you’ve got to do is ASK. 
We’re giving Subscribers the opportunity to run an informative workshop for up to 1 hour, 11.30am-12.30pm, when we normally meet at Goals Chingford, on the first Thursday of the month.  The workshop would be free for attendees and you will need to cover the cost of room hire of £10.  We’ll publicise your workshop with our online marketing. If this interests you please contact us soon (, as we’ve had expressions of interest already and will be allocating slots.

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Not a Subscriber?  It costs just £3 per month or £36 for 13 months.  You’ll get your own snazzy name badge, with YOUR own QR code (mine is shown here), access to affordable online training and greater access to the Forum for online networking, so you can keep in contact with people in between our meetings.
We welcome people who are willing to help others including residents, job seekers, business owners, employees, people from charities and voluntary organisations.

Come and join the conversation.  You never know you might make friends with someone for life.  We look forward to seeing you soon!  And, we might just have cake too!

You can contact us at

See you soon!    

Debra Oakaby April 2015
Tel. 07906 007613