KLS invites community to Drinks Party & AGM


KLS Drinks Party & AGM on Wednesday 4 October 6.30 – 8.30 pm

Start of 100th Birthday Celebrations  –  NEW Chief Executive  –  Unveiling of NEW Mural

Katherine Low Settlement in Battersea is a much-loved busy charity that has been at the heart of Battersea since 1924 and is celebrating its 100th birthday in 2024. It works to reduce poverty and isolation and bring the local community together with over 500 people a week using its services, which support older people, children, young people and their families and refugees. On Wednesday 4th October from 6.30pm – 8.30pm Katherine Low Settlement is opening its doors to the local community for a drinks party & a short Annual General Meeting. All are welcome.

New Chief Executive – Sarah Gibb

Sarah is currently Chief Executive of Time and Talents Association, a settlement charity in South East London, and brings with her a wealth of experience. She has 18 years experience of leadership in the third sector, which follow 20 years in the private sector and civil service. Sarah has been a charity volunteer and trustee and is currently a refugee mentor with Host Nation. She is a passionate advocate for equity and social justice and joins KLS on 25th September 2023.

Sarah said… “I am absolutely thrilled to be stepping into the role of Chief Executive at Katherine Low Settlement. Guided by its exceptional reputation as a Battersea anchor institution, I am committed to leading KLS through the 2024 centenary milestone and beyond. I look forward to upholding our identity, fostering community, promoting empowerment, combating poverty, and reducing isolation.” There will be an opportunity to meet Sarah at the Party and to say goodbye to the current Chief Executive Aaron Barbour.

New Mural – House of Love

‘House of Love’ is a large 360-degree mural by London-based artist Adalberto Lonardi, wrapping the entrance hall of Katherine Low Settlement. The project, funded by Wandsworth Council, tells the story of the Settlement and features multicultural groups of people that dynamically move through the painting, up the stairs, on the bus, behind the lavender bushes.

Adalberto Lonardi said… “I called it ‘House of Love’ because this is what KLS represents to me, those that work here and the children, families and elders that the charity impacts every day.” 47 volunteers took part in the 147 hours of painting, using 40 different colours and 24 litres of paint on the 105 square metres of wall.

Aaron Barbour Chief Executive of KLS says… “It has been a successful collaborative and colourful project that’s brought people from across the community together. Come and see it.”

KLS 100th Anniversary KLS will be celebrating throughout 2024 with a series of events including a Street Party Extravaganza, Anniversary Gala Fundraising Party and many more events. The charity is aiming to raise £200,000 to refurbish its building and needs donations of money and volunteers. For more information about the anniversary, the fundraising and for a calendar of events see KLS100.

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