Ham United Group

We care about where we live

Ham United Group (HUG) is a volunteer-run Community Interest Company (CIC) aiming to improve the environment and the quality of life for the people in Ham and Petersham.

We support projects and groups that help make our community more sustainable.

Russell School architectural tour on 13 July was a great success 

This year's annual Ham United Group architectural tour led by Richard Woolf, local architect and building historian, celebrated its tenth-year anniversary with a visit to The Russell School. The tour was arranged by the head teacher and her staff, and the group were fascinated by the new facilities, a truly twenty-first century design for future generations of young children in our community.

Many of the group had direct knowledge of the history of the school, as pupils, parents or past governors, and were delighted to see the new architectural design incorporating fluid relationships of space between inside and outside, wide circulation corridors and natural light. It’s clear the school is deriving the full benefit of the new buildings and landscape since its completion in 2017, and the visit allowed Ham United Group members to experience the space first-hand.

Details of the 2025 tour will be released later this year.

group visiting Russell School

Current volunteering opportunities

Social Media and Marketing Volunteer

We are looking for a volunteer to help us with marketing and social media. The main purpose of the role is to promote our events and our groups' activities. You will keep our social media channels up to date and design flyers and posters. Ideally, you will have an interest in helping to organise and attend our events. The time commitment is approximately an hour a week (home-based and on your own time).

Please email us at info@hamunitedgroup.org.uk if you are interested in this opportunity.

Want to help?

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Volunteering is a great way to make new friends and learn new skills. More hands are always welcome! Check out our various groups and projects to see where you can join in or attend one of our events.

If you have an idea for a project or a group that you would like to start, please contact us to discuss it.

If you are interested in what we do, please consider becoming a member (membership is free), subscribe to our newsletter, attend our meetings or email us at info@hamunitedgroup.org.uk for more information.

You can also support our work by making a donation. Click here to donate.


The Little House,
Ham Close
TW10 7NU