Our Story

Our Story

SWAN was first founded by Saiqa Ali in 2010, alongside a group of female friends in South London in a bid to formalise the charity work they had been doing in their community for many years.

SWAN is now a registered charity and its Board is formed of women from the community.

SWAN has over 90 volunteers who support its local projects and initiatives.

SWAN prides itself on providing food aid to those in need. The SWAN Hub based in Croydon provides food, clothes and essentials items and is open Monday to Thursday from 11 am to 1 pm. SWAN also run a weekly Foodbank and Soup Kitchen and community initiatives such as SWAN 500; which is a community initiative to get more people to contribute to helping the wider society. SWAN also run projects to support refugees abroad. Including a weekly bread project which provides bread to refugees multiple times a week.
Please fill the form if you need SWAN Food Parcel

Please fill the form if you need SWAN Food Parcel

Our Team

Our Team

WHO WE ARE
Our team consists of our Board of Trustees
Saiqa Ali (Chair)
Amber Siddiqui (Treasurer)
Saman Jung (Secretary)
Nasreen Khawaja
Naheed Nizam
Smaira Wahid

Our Foodbank Management Team
Misba Mansoor (Team Leader)
Nuzhat Ejaz
Abida Iftikhar

Also over 90 dedicated volunteers who are an integral part of our team.

Meet Some of Our Team
CEO
Trustee and Soup Kitchen Coordinator
Operations Manager
Relationships/Aid Coordinator
Trustee and Covid-19 Food Response Coordinator
Trustee and Wellbeing Support Coordinator
1000 MEALS A DAY

1000 MEALS A DAY

1000 MEALS A DAY

1000 MEALS A DAY

More About Us

More About Us

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If you feel moved by the causes that SWAN promotes, we would very much appreciate your support. Set up your donation to SWAN today. It’s easy and most importantly, it will make a major difference in the lives of so many who are in need of help. Contact us today to learn more or click here donate now.

Whitehorse Road, Croydon CR0 2JH, London United Kingdom

Our Registered Charity Number is: (1188649).

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