TCP is glad to have the support of some local community members, who are behind our mission to produce local, independent journalism.
Allow us to introduce you to…
WondRWomN is an award-winning entrepreneur and musician, who founded the RecordShop, a free recording studio and artist development programme for disadvantaged young people aged 16-25 years old.
WondRWomN has performed locally and internationally andhas previously partnered with global brands, including O2 Telefonica, Samsung, Nike, Tottenham Hotspur, and RedBull, helping them to reach millennial audiences.
Here is what WondRWomN has to say about TCP: “TCP were one of the first publications to cover my journey, I remember feeling so proud and empowered having light shed on my work. TCP helps to connect different aspects of the community together by listening to our voices and sharing our stories”
“Being based in Tottenham for the past four years, I have built a strong network that bridges the gap between the inner-city community and lifestyle brands. I am passionate about bringing young people into professional spaces and reconnecting brands with youth and music culture.”
If you’re a brand looking to expand your reach to socially savvy, music loving millennials, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Socials: @KidWondR @the_recshop
Teriy Keys, Esq. also known as Smurfie Syco is a multi-award winning Artist/Producer and Entertainment Executive. He is also the founder of R.O.A.D. (Righteous Organised Always Determined).
R.O.A.D. operates a not-for-profit membership platform for individuals and organisations. Teriy’s clients and partners range from Dizzee Rascal to Tottenham Hotspur Foundation.
Teriy has been highlighted by Music Week magazine for the ’30 under 30′ most influential music industry executives, and he serves on various boards and committees both in the private and public sector, including the UKMusic.org, the Brit Awards voting committee and the MMF (Music Managers Forum). In 2018, Teriy was invited to a reception at No.10 Downing Street, with the then Prime Minister, Theresa May.
As Chair of R.O.A.D., Teriy has acquired 5000+ sq/ft of land and buildings with support from Haringey Council, to facilitate the growth of a community-led micro-village called ‘Station R.O.A.D. As workspace operator of this site, his role includes providing opportunities to under-represented communities through education, employment, equality, and empowerment through enterprise.
Twitter @TeriyKeys @StationROADN22
Kaz Foncette is a digital story teller and charity founder.
Kaz set up the charity Wigs for Heroes in 2017 shortly after being diagnosed with cancer, and after struggling to find, not only the basic information about wigs, but an affordable one that would help to restore her confidence when going through chemotherapy.
Kaz is now helping women with cancer who are being treated at North Middlesex University Hospital, by offering direct financial assistance in the form of grants for wigs. Kaz also puts together pamper bags filled with donated beauty and self-care items for people starting chemotherapy. In addition, she organises events and coffee mornings, helping to end social isolation for people dealing with cancer.
Kaz said: “The reason why I’m supporting TCP is because they have not only supported me by giving me a voice in the community, but they have also given me the opportunity to start to change conversations around cancer, helping raise awareness amongst people in the local area.”
Cindy Obiji enjoys building relationships with people and helping others, which she does by volunteering at Community Cook Up in Northumberland Park.
Cindy also volunteers at the charity, Embrace UK, delivering care to those who use the service, as well as helping at the local food bank – both organisations that are based at the Selby Centre.
Previously, Cindy held a variety of management roles within the care sector. This experience helped Cindy to develop her skills working with different stakeholders, and various groups of vulnerable people.
Cindy actively aims to be a positive role model to her family and community. She is proud of her Guyanese background, who won the Miss Guyana UK Beauty Pageant 2020.
Cindy is passionate about giving back to the community that has given her so much.
Here’s what Cindy says about being a TCP ambassador: “This is Tottenham, this is our home, and this is our community. Support us as we share our news and pride.
“TCP is getting the news out to our locals, providing the opportunity to get all voices in the community heard.
“Supporting local news helps us to build this community with all the latest information about what’s happening around us.
“Tottenham, our home, our code, our unit, our community and our news – read all about it!”
Verral Paul-Walcott dedicates his free time to participating in and organising bicycle ‘ride-outs’.
He is a keen cycling enthusiast, who alongside a group of committed volunteers – the c86erz street team, rides out across Haringey and other London boroughs, providing food, clothing, equipment, and a supportive, listening ear to the street homeless.
These regular encounters spent talking and listening to people living on the streets have inspired Verral, giving him a renewed purpose.
Verral believes in helping others through taking compassionate and urgent action, and his online presence via Facebook Live and the YouTube channel Big V on a Bike allow him to network with similar action groups across the country.
When asked why he is supporting TCP by becoming an ambassador, Verral said: “The importance of local newspapers cannot be ignored. Unlike social media it’s the only platform where a community of all generations can tangibly harvest information.
“Every community needs a voice. TCP is the storyteller for Tottenham’s multicultural community.”