LETS and Complementary Currencies
Update January 2005 Newsletter:
Press Release: Friday 20th February
Community Champion - Terri Rawlings
Terri Rawlings of LETS Dance, better known to readers
of the 'Echo' as Techno Terri, Club King of Southampton, can now
call himself a Community Champion too. He has been awarded a grant
of £2000 by Community Action, Hampshire (Tel: 01962854971
- Carol Taylor), from the Community Champions Fund 2003/4.
The money is to develop a 'street dance and music collective', bringing
together ad hoc groups of people and individuals living with homelessness
and other personal difficulties in Southampton and south Hampshire.
Terri's contact with individuals and groups living marginalised
life-styles grew out of his volunteer work with the Southampton
Voluntary Services drugs awareness outreach project Safe in Sound
and the Southampton Area Co-operative Development Agency. This has
enabled him to identify four disparate groups and interest them
in a long-term project for a place or space of there own, creating
a multicultural community HQ.
Terri, who is a qualified Community Dance Leader and the inspirational
organiser for LETS Dance, strongly believes with this seed funding
he can begin to achieve life style improvements for the members
of the groups and support them to achieve their personal and professional
goals through dance and music.
The Community Champions Fund was created to enable people such as
Terri to work with individuals and groups in their local communities.
Most individuals and groups have had little or no contact with the
regeneration programs that provide access to advice and funding
to acquire further skills and training. The fund was established
by the government and managed through the Department for Education
Terri is currently working with LETSlinkUK to
develop a network coordinating LETS in Hampshire and the South-East
Contact him at "Terence Rawlings" www.technoterri.moonfruit.com
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