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The Dalgarno Trust is a community centre for people in North Kensington.

We provide a safe, happy place to come for everyone in our local community, and we run projects and services promoting health, wellbeing and inclusion. Whether you are 9 weeks or 90 years old, we run an activity for you.

We work in partnership with the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea delivering core services and our youth programme. We are proud to be a part of the Health Partners Programme with other community, voluntary, faith groups and residents associations working in the community of North Kensington, brought together by NHS West London Clinical Commissioning Group.

Our programmes include

  • Community Champions  –  activities for locals, from baby stay and play to sewing workshops, run by our local team of Community Champion and Maternity Champion volunteers.

  • HealthWorks Enables  –  we work in partnership with local BAME organisations to provide health and wellbeing projects.

  • Dalgarno Youth Programme – after school and holiday clubs for 7-18 year olds.

  • VIP – our project brings lonely and isolated people together for activities and trips.

  • We also run a Foodbank every Thursday.

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    Since joining Dalgarno volunteer team I feel that I have developed, as it has brought out new skills and different aspects to my character which I have not seen or used before.

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    Our objectives are to

    • Bring adults and children of all ages from diverse and disadvantaged backgrounds together, to help fulfil their potential and break the cycle of poverty, ill-health and deprivation.
    • Offer a range of services for self-development. These include access to health and well-being awareness, education, training, and social and cultural opportunities.
    • Create, develop and support a strong, inclusive, vibrant and active neighbourhood.
    • Make sure that services, facilities and amenities are of the highest quality and accessible to all individuals and our community.
    • Work for all members of the community. We are committed to inclusion and diversity for all.

    All are welcome at our centre.


    Dalgarno Preschool

    We also have a Preschool based on site, offering places to children from 18 months to five years from 8.15 till 3.15pm.  If you would like to register your child or have any queries please call 020 8969 1463 and ask for Ana Pumar. You can also visit the preschool’s website at

    The Dalgarno Trust Trustees

    Above, Left to right: Ali Mohammed, Christopher Herbert, Steve Divall, Michelle Poponne, Paola Tavaridakis, Chris Griffin

    Right, Guy Ranawake, chair of trustees

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    Say hello to our team

    We couldn’t offer the amazing support and services we provide without the hard work and dedication of our fantastic team.

    Esma Dukali

    Chief Executive

    Esma joined us in June 2022 and leads the team at Dalgarno Trust.

    Pam Bardouille

    Bookings, Foodbank & Volunteer Manager

    I am responsible for all aspects of volunteering at the centre, and run our busy foodbank. It's great to be serving the community from Dalgarno.

    If you wish to volunteer or hire a room at the Trust, speak to Pam.

    Rosana Ordoubadi

    Health Programme Manager

    Rosana is responsible for delivering the Healthworks programme and oversees our Community Champions and VIP Projects.
    "It’s great to work with our warm, supportive and energetic team and a pleasure serving Dalgarno’s Community."

    Photo: Rosana with Farhad

    Moutaz Chellat

    Senior Youth Worker

    Moutaz runs our youth club and organises our boxing coaching sessions.

    I joined the Dalgarno Trust as their Youth Worker in December 2017. Previously I worked with the Kensington Trust developing and delivering activities of all types for a range of young people in the Dalgarno area.

    Alice Frankel

    Development Manager

    Alice manages fundraising, administration and communications at Dalgarno Trust.

    Farhad Rahnama

    Facilities Manager

    Farhad has volunteered at Dalgarno for many years, and now works as our Facilities Manager. He works to make sure the building works well, so that we can run all of our activites here.

    Catherine Watling

    Community Champions Project Manager

    Catherine runs our Community Champions, Maternity Champions and Digital Champions programmes, organising our volunteers who work to connect local communities and residents with local services.

    Photo: Catherine with Farhad

    Mahbuba Sabur

    HealthWorks Community Development Worker

    Mahbuba organises health and well-being activities such as cycling and arts and crafts for the Asian and Bengali community. She has been working at Dalgarno Trust since 2016, and has expanded our HealthWorks projects from the north to the south of the borough.

    Photo: Mahbuba with Papia

    Glen Dupuis

    Building Supervisor

    Glen has been working at Dalgarno Trust for many years, and makes sure our building is a safe and comfortable place to be.

    Photo: Glen with Farhad

    HealthWorks Community Development Worker

    Khadra Jama

    Community Champions Support Worker

    Khadra is a Community Development Worker and helps to run Community Champions project.

    Photo: Khadra with Catherine

    Selam Yohannes


    Selam is the Receptionist at our Community Centre

    Photo: Samir with Ruth

    Wala Al-Sakran

    Community Development Worker (maternity leave)

    Wala is a Community Development Worker with our HealthWorks Enables team, providing access to health, welfare and social opportunities to our community.

    Samir Alouat

    Digital Champions Project Coordinator

    Samir leads our Digital Champions project, helping to get our community confident with using their phones and computers.

    Photo: Samir with Ruth

    Ruth Chenery

    Digital Champions Support Worker

    Ruth supports our Digital Champions project, helping to get our community confident with using their phones and computers.

    Photo: Ruth with Samir

    Davendra Dangol

    Community Development Worker

    Davendra is a Community Development Worker with the HealthWorks team.

    Pamella Campbell

    VIP Project Coordinator

    Pamella runs our VIP project, which uses a team of volunteers to engage people in our community who feel isolated or lonely.

    Karolina Hafez

    Community Development Worker

    Lina is a Community Development Worker in our HealthWorks team.

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