Stephen Timms, MP for East Ham, last week attended a charity fundraising event at the London Women’s Business Centre. The event – to raise money for the Helen and Douglas House Hospice – was hosted by the London School of Academics (LSA) to promote the cause of community regeneration. Mr Timms met with students of the LSA to hear about how their qualifications were helping them find employment in a troubled economic climate and to present a cheque to the Helen and Douglas House.

Sheila Singh – who recently won the Gold Medal of Excellence in teacher training – established the LSA to provide training for further education teachers, and continued professional development. Since it launched in March 2010 it has attracted 45 students who will achieve QTLS by July 2011.

Speaking at the event Mr Timms said: “At a time when the employment outlook nationally is bleak, the Olympic Games will bring exciting regeneration and improved employment opportunities to the borough. We need organisations like the LSA to equip people to make the most of these opportunities”

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