Maude Estwick


Maude Estwick, has been volunteering with LJAG for several years. A woman of Maude has now retired from her work as a nurse, human resources officer and fashion designing/dress making. She now devotes her time to community volunteering and being a governor of the local primary school.

Maude has a wealth of experience of working with local community. She helped set up d run the Milkwood Estate Tenants and Residents Association and ran the Poplar Youth Association for 15 years. She and her committee raised £500,000 for Milkwood Community Park and transformed it from a derelict, dumping ground for old cars and junk into what it is today – a peaceful, tranquil community place where families can enjoy the outdoors and children can to play.

Maude now helps run LJAG’s Craft Workshops which are held every Friday during term time at the Grove Adventure Playground where she teaches people how to use a sewing machine to repair and make new clothes.

“I like being involved with LJAG. It keeps me busy and I get a lot of satisfaction out of contributing my skills and giving something back to the local community. If it was up to me there would be a lot I’d change about the area but most importantly, I’d really like to see it becoming the centre of the community. We are not the edge of Herne Hill!”