Help support London CND’s work
This year has been an important and busy one for London CND, and the nuclear crisis on the Korean Peninsula means activities won’t be easing off any time soon. Being active requires resources – spending money to put our case before the public.
Please consider making a financial contribution to our current work if you’re able.
Here’s some of what you’ll be helping to support. It’s a long list because we’re doing plenty!
Activities began with a UK tour of two Japanese atom bomb survivors organised by London CND – a dramatic reminder of why we campaign against all nuclear weapons everywhere. They visited Scotland, Manchester and Oxford, as well as London, meeting faith leaders and politicians, including Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, and addressing public meetings.
Hibakusha meet Nicola Sturgeon on UK tour organised by London CND
This wouldn't be possible without generous contributions from ordinary people.
You’ll find information about the tour and other events we organised around the historic UN Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons on London CND’s spanking new website and on our Facebook page.
We expanded our Hiroshima commemorations too this year – adding a film festival and a public meeting to our annual Tavistock Square rally.
Hiroshima Day 2017 at Tavistock Square gardens
Crowds of people were able to commemorate Hiroshima Day in London in the sun this year, all funded by supporters.
No sooner were these over, than the Korean crisis was upon us. We’d held an early public meeting to explain what was going on and posted regular updates on our website. We continue to join protests, calling for dialogue not war; and we have twice met a peace delegation from South Korea.
South Korean Peace Delegation met with London CND chair Carol Turner
There’ll be no let up in the autumn. London CND is holding a meeting in parliament on 11 October to quiz Fabian Hamilton MP, Labour’s Shadow Minister for Peace and Disarmament, about this important new post. We’ve already begun work on a Xmas social in December; and we’re planning our annual conference in January.
We hold regular Councils, always with public meetings attached, as well as offering support to our local groups. We’re in discussions to get three new ones off the ground right now. And we continue to produce our bi-monthly newsletter, PeaceLine – please find a complimentary copy of the latest issue here.
Last but not least, we’ve experienced some changes in the London office. We held a splendid thank you party to mark David Polden’s retirement in July – but he’s still active as a CND volunteer! So we now have two new members of staff: Georgia our group development worker who’ll be teaming up with Youth and Student CND too, to help create a new generation of nuclear disarmament activists in London and Josie, who keeps our website and social media bang up to date.
London CND's new employees Georgia and Josie
Their work keeps London CND running and your donation will help pay their wages!