We are deeply grateful to the incredible people who, day in and day out, dedicate themselves to providing spaces and activities for people in the community to take part in. Thank you to all of the individuals and organisations listed below for warmly welcoming us into their spaces in order to find people to talk to about their lives.

Pepper Pot Day Centre
Zenawi Tadesse

Stones End Day Centre
Beatriz Beltran & Brenda Wade

Cody Dock Community Hub
Sally Ramsden

Barking & Dagenham Ageing Well Community Project
June Yates

Richard House Hospice
Shahina Haque

Age UK East London
Alya Rashid & Nurul Chowdhury

Stroke Association
Shanom Shah

Custom House & Canning Town Community Neighbourhood Team
Sumala Hassan & Sarah Dodd

Great British Community // Link Up (UK)
Michelle Lawrence &  Liz Robertson

The University of East London
The EastLife pilot was generously funded by the Civic Engagement initiative at UEL, for which we are extremely grateful. The CityLife project is a Writing Centre initiative, publication, and archive.

Sonority Turner
— for designing the original EastLife logo

Alison Jones, of Practical Inspiration Publishing
— for her invaluable advice and assistance in the production of the pilot EastLife anthology e-book and print publication.

The teams of talented writers that have given all the stories life throughout each phase of the project. To find out more about the Writers, go here. To find out about the Editors, go here.

Lastly, we would like to extend our most heartfelt thanks to all the community members who have agreed to take part in this project over the years. Without them, none of this would be possible. (Some names have been changed):

Invisible London: Alba, Claire, Ernest, Edwin, Ferdinand, George, Joyce, Lynford, Pearline, Rosie, Sarah, and Stephen.CityLife: Joan, Chris, Gowhar, John and Pam.EastLife: Adrian, Betty, Joan Barham, John Besagni, Jane Boyle, Charlie Burke, Kevin Flannagan Crispin Janolo, Ella Johnston, Irenee Lowe, Angur Miah, Nessa, Irene Pasquini, Ellen Shrimpton, Eileen Wade, and John Wiggett.