HM The King’s visit to the JW3 Community Centre, London NW3
HM The King visited the JW3 Community Centre, 341-351 Finchley Rd, London NW3 and was received by Representative Deputy Lieutenant, Ms Roxane Zane, and the JW3 founder, Dame Vivien Duffield, and was escorted into the building by the chief executive Raymond Simonson.
His Majesty visited the JW3 kitchen where he met volunteers who were preparing and packaging meals to be distributed through the centre’s food bank programme, which opened in 2020 and provides food for people in need across Camden. The King then joined a pre-Chanukah reception that was hosted on site for Holocaust survivors, which is held at JW3 every year in the run-up to Chanukah.
Following this, His Majesty unveiled a commemorative plaque on departure, before visiting another of the centre’s social action partnerships, The Bike Project, which collects donations of second-hand bikes, before refurbishing and donating them to refugees and asylum seekers around London to enable easy and affordable travel.