The Amazings! A new social enterprise starting up in Hackney.

‘The Amazings’ is all about retired people packaging up their skills, knowledge, experience and passions into activities which can be sold back to the community.

Last week we scoured the streets of Hackney recruiting people to help us set up a prototype of the project (you may have seen us in brightly coloured sandwich boards outside the town hall and at Broadway Market). We met loads of amazing people and we are now in the process of organising 10 activities around Hackney. They range from a Cockney rhyming slang lesson with the Pearly Queen of Hackney to a food forage and lunch in Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park.

For your chance to join in and more information on the other activities available, keep checking our website where the activities will appear over the next few weeks!

You can also track the progress of our project more closely on The Amazings facebook or on twitter @TheAmazingsUK


  1. A call for amazing people to join our project!

  2. Our colourful sandwich boards you may have seen us on the streets of Hackney last week!

  3. Check this out for our contact details and how to get involved with the project!

  4. This sounds great!

  5. Hey there – I’m Katie, the project lead on The Amazings… If anyone has any questions, suggestions or know of anyone who could be an Amazing then please get in touch!Also, please go to and tell us what you would be interested in doing in and around the Hackney area!

  6. This literally does sound amazing! Sounds like a fantastic project, can’t wait to hear more. N

  7. WE ARE EXPANDING! We are on the look out for amazing people to join our Amazings street team! Anyone can apply but retirees would be ideal! Get in touch with me on 07946 542 989 if you’re interested or want more information! Katie

  8. We have an interview with @KatieHarris from The Amazings over here:

  9. Hi The Amazings Do you know about this funding opportunity? Have a look – but get your skates on, deadline’s 2nd Nov! Sorry for brief message – let me know if you want a bit more info! Jules x

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