Almost 4 years ago, I started working with the Wimbledon Community Association (WCA) to grow Wimblecomm, the charity’s online community hub for Merton. One of the first things that attracted me to the role was the potential of the website. With the digital world and technology already playing such a big part in the way that we connect with one another, I could see Wimblecomm becoming something special for the people of Merton in years to come.
In my 75 Stories feature below, I discuss what Wimblecomm is to me, explain why this 75 Stories project is important, and share how it aligns with the charity’s mission of connecting local people, places, and passions.
I strongly believe that community stories are best told by those in the community, and that authenticity is more important than perfection. That’s something that I’ve championed on our social media, in the Wimblecomm Spotlight series, my social media advent calendar ‘Merry Merton,’ and various video projects that I’ve led. In the future, I hope that Wimblecomm continues to be a place of positivity and a place where local people are celebrated.
As I mention at the end of my video, 75 Stories is my last project with Wimblecomm and the WCA, so I want to thank everyone who has been a part of my journey with the charity to date. As Wimblecomm continues to grow and develop, I continue to grow and develop, and look forward to all that my next chapter has in store.
Genevieve, Community Development Officer at Wimblecomm (Wimbledon Community Association.)