Feeling proud: Soul Singer Heather Small visits 228 Chingford Mount to raise money for local charities

A group of people smiling outside 228 Chingford Mount
Published: 5 April 2024
Filed under: Regeneration and Housing

Heather Small, British Soul Singer and former band member of the legendary M People made a special appearance at 228 Chingford Mount for Paula’s Pre-Loved Pop-Up Shop on Wednesday 27 March.

Proceeds from Paula’s Pre-Loved Pop-Up Shop goes towards Football4Impact which supports young girls who wish to follow their football dreams and the Julian Campbell foundation who help young people with their mental wellbeing. 

Heather has donated clothing items to the shop and all profits will go towards supporting these amazing community-driven initiatives.

Heather Small and Paula Powell smiling at the camera in 228 Chingford Mount

The Council-run space in Chingford Mount supports local groups and businesses to provide exciting activities for the community. 

The afternoon was packed with Chingford residents and fans who got to mingle with a music icon whilst browsing through Paula’s curated collection of pre-loved treasures. 

A group of people looking at a clothes rail in 228 Chingford Mount

Paula Powell, who runs the Pre-Loved Pop Up, said: “It’s been a great experience at 228 and meeting so many residents from Waltham Forest. Everyone has been so kind and friendly. Heather Small has graciously donated clothing items that will go towards creating amazing experiences for young people. It’s been a fantastic opportunity to connect with the community and raise money for a good cause. I’d like to thank Heather for her time and donations, and Waltham Forest Council for their support to help make this happen.” 

Find out more about 228 Chingford Mount and all the exciting activities coming up in the next few month.