Mayor's Pride Awards 2022 Finalist:
Cultural Innovation Award
Leeanna's Wish provides support for protected groups living in and around St Albans. We are uniquely placed to identify gaps in service provision and to highlight the barriers to participation and social inclusion. From grass roots level to influencing social policy, we are dedicated to combatting inequality.
Leeanna's Wish cherishes community. We are supporting the generations that have come before us by running a number of programmes in response to their self identified needs.
2022/23 | Friday Night Socials @ The Cottonmill Community & Cycling Centre
Join us once a month, 8pm-11pm at the Cottonmill Community & Cycling Hub! We will alternate activities weekly with bingo, games, music, quiz, themed nights and food events. Get in touch with us if you'd like to know more or have any suggestions at firstname.lastname@example.org
24th March - Easter Bingo with Digital Jen + Chicken & Chips
28th April - 70s & 80s Night with Shane Sandiford + Caribbean Curry
Help grow our community evenings
This project is made possible thanks to the support of Hertfordshire Community Foundation #fundedbyHCF
2022/23 | Cinema Cafe @
Cottonmill Community Centre
Join our weekly Friday cinema cafe, 3.45-5.45pm at the Cottonmill Community & Cycling Hub! Free refreshments and community conversations.
This project is made possible thanks to the support of Communities 1st and Herts County Council.
2022/23 | Cuppa & Cake / Bacon Roll @ The Cottonmill Community & Cycling Centre
Join us for a cuppa & homemade slice of cake, every Tuesday 10am-12pm at the Cottonmill Community & Cycling Centre. Conversation, games and basic technical support will all be on hand.
This project is made possible thanks to the support of Hertfordshire Community Foundation.
2022/23 | EMPOWER - Women's Football Sessions @ The Cottonmill Community & Cycling Centre
The aim of this project is to empower women in our local community, through football. Register your interest and be part of our growing community. Together we can be healthier, fitter, stronger. Minimum age 30+. To register, click here
All skill sets & levels of fitness welcome
No footballing experience necessary
No judgement, just fun
FA Qualified Female Coach
Our ultimate aim is to improve confidence, fitness and cultivate camaraderie in our local community
Sessions FREE of charge
This project is made possible thanks to the support of Herts Sport Partnership & The National Lottery Community Fund.
2022/23 | Unapologetically "This is Us" @ Collective Gallery & Art Project Space
On 24th November Leeanna’s Wish, in collaboration with The Collective Art Gallery, are delighted to unapologetically present ‘This Is Us’ - a new and exciting art exhibition featuring the work of 30 young people aged 10 – 18 that live in and around St Albans. Our young people worked on their art pieces during Saturday club, and we will showcase the range of mixed media for one week only.
This project is made possible thanks to the support of Aisha Adi at Collective Art Gallery / Art Project Space, 18 Holywell Hill, St Albans.
The #SheCanCoach event sees female coaches from across the county getting expert insights on how to build relationships with players and develop good communication. Thanks to all attending and joining in a positive discussion
This project is made in collaboration with Hertfordshire FA, Herts Sport Partnership and The National Lottery Community Fund .
2022/23 | #SheCanCoach @ Cottonmill Community Centre
2021/ 22 Sessions Completed | Computer Skills Workshop
Computer workshops are taking place at our Saturday Club for those who wish to learn basic skills.
Sign up form: https://forms.gle/hdfQA46pG499t6Lk6
See us in the Herts Ad here: https://www.hertsad.co.uk/news/education/over-50s-computer-worshops-in-st-albans-8741384
Ongoing | Knitting Together
A recently trending mindfulness activity. Knitting Together is taking place at our Saturday Club for those who wish to spend their time practicing their skills. It is an activity that has proved popular with our young people who are also learning a new activity.