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Press Release - Last night's meeting at Toynbee Hall

Published: 18 Oct 2016


Issued: 18 October 2016
For Immediate Release
Contact: David Allsey, T: 020 7392 2937 E:

Political meeting at Toynbee Hall

Last night a meeting with clear political purposes was held at the Toynbee Hall Community Wellbeing Centre in Tower Hamlets. Our Community Wellbeing Centre exists to promote and support the wellbeing of older people in the Tower Hamlets community. Toynbee Hall was not told of the political nature of that meeting which was described to us as a community meeting to discuss local issues.  As a charity seeking to support the whole Tower Hamlets community, as a matter of principle, we do not support any political parties or causes at any time. As a result we must disassociate ourselves from last night’s meeting and ask that photographs featuring our logo and name not be used in any publicity materials or on any form of social media.

Notes to editors

  1. For more information contact David Allsey, Communications and Marketing Officer, on 020 7392 2937 or email
  2. Toynbee Hall

    Toynbee Hall, founded in 1884, is a community organisation that pioneers ways to reduce poverty and disadvantage. Based in the East End of London, it gives some of the country’s most deprived communities a voice, providing access to free advice and support services and working with them to tackle social injustice. Toynbee Hall provides day-to-day support and assistance to people throughout London.

    Toynbee Hall has been a catalyst for social reform in the UK for almost 130 years, and continues to bring together communities, organisations and policy makers to create new ways to help those who find themselves in poverty today.