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Peckham Sponsors Refugees re-launches to bring a second refugee family to safety

Edited 18.3.20: Following the latest advice from Public Health England regarding the coronavirus, the event on 25th March has been cancelled. Peckham Sponsors Refugees (PSR), a community sponsorship group of more than 100 local volunteers, is re-launching this spring as the global refugee crisis continues to worsen. It has been one year since PSR welcomed a Syrian family to our neighbourhood in March 2019.    This was made possible through the hard work and generosity of many local people, who have been working together under the government’s Community Sponsorship Scheme since January 2018. On the anniversary of the family’s arrival, PSR is holding a public meeting on Wednesday 25th March at 7pm at Peckham Springs to discuss sponsoring a second refugee family to come to Peckham. “Now that we are in the UK, we feel safe,” a young man sponsored by PSR said at a recent event to support another community sponsorship group in Bermondsey. “Peckham Sponsors Refugees welcomed us at the airport and provided us with the necessary assistance. We are thankful to all the members of …

Dulwich Charity lunch raised £2,100 for Link Age Southwark

This year the Dulwich Charity lunch raised a fabulous £2,100 for Link Age Southwark. The lunch, now in its 18th year, is held every December and is a fantastic way for local business men and women to meet up and get in to the festive spirit. This year the lunch was held at The Lordship for the first time.  They kindly closed the pub for the event. Around 50 local business men and women got together and had a great Christmas party. The organisers enjoyed great support from local businesses who donated prizes for the raffle and came along and enjoyed the day.  The next lunch will be Thursday 10th December 2020! A big thank you to: AA Graphics, Acorn Estates, Around Dulwich, Aquarius Golf Club, The Clipper, De-stress Digital, Dolce Vita Catering, Dulwich Energy Assessors, Fig & Honey Box, Franklins, Glazer Delmar,  House of Colour, House of Tippler, Little Blue Fish, MAC Support, Michael O’Mara Books, On the Dot – PA Services, Ooidal & Bourn, Patrick Myers Photography, Portrayed Photography, Property In, Push Studios, QualitySolicitors Amphlett Lissimore, …

Wine Tasting Fundraiser

Herne Hill Welcomes Refugees is a Community Sponsorship Group that welcomed a family from Iraq in December 2018. We have been featured by The Economist and Reuters and won the award for Best New Community Sponsorship Group 2018. We have decided to apply to the Home Office to welcome a second family in early 2020 and need to raise funds to support the application. Join us at this fundraising event on Sunday 13th October 2019 from 3-6pm to boost our efforts to sponsor the new family and to learn about the positive impact of community support for refugees worldwide. The Wine Tasting Like refugees, grapes cross national boundaries and establish new lives for themselves. Many flourish and become more successful in their new country. Others may be natives in their own country that you have yet to meet and some reinvent themselves. The guided tasting of 6 wines will be led by Helen Foster of Wandering Vine. There will be sparkling wine upon arrival, two white wines, two red wines and a dessert wine with cake …

Stride London’s Spectacular Skyline by Twilight

A unique, skyline-spectacular sponsored walk through Greenwich and Blackheath to support South East London`s two hospices promises a night to remember on Saturday 28 September 2019. With selfie-spot views over the capital worthy of any Instagram feed, the Twilight Walk hopes to raise thousands of pounds for good neighbours St Christopher’s Hospice and Greenwich and Bexley Community Hospice. New for this year, 2019’s route has been adapted to include even more iconic London vistas, including Royal Greenwich Park, the Old Royal Naval College and the Cutty Sark, just as the sun sets over the city. Starting on the north-side of Blackheath Common, the walk finishes on the south-side of the common, just minutes from Blackheath`s bars and restaurants where fundraisers can choose to spend the rest of their Saturday night, celebrating their achievements! Sisters Lisa Mahoney, 48, and Jane Poole, 51, took part in the first Twilight Walk last year and said that it was a ‘brilliant evening that just felt right’. They walked to fundraise for their local hospice on the anniversary of the …

South London creatives use their art to fight mental health stigma

Helen Hayes MP urges for parity of esteem for mental health care. A group of south London creatives are using their art to promote honest discussion of mental health and challenge stigmas. Creative Voices, a south London creative collective, are holding an art gallery and performance at Dulwich’s Bell House. The gallery will be open from 5 – 7 July, showcasing art, poetry and photography. On 7 July from 4-7pm artists, performers and speakers will take to the stage for the main event. Dulwich and West Norwood MP Helen Hayes, who is speaking at the performance, said: ‘I am delighted that Creative Voices have brought together such a diverse array of artists to raise awareness and challenge the way we think about mental illness. Waiting times for treatment remain far too long and many are still afraid to talk openly about their problems. We urgently need to begin treating mental health in the same way we do physical health conditions.’ Those performing at the event include Dave Neita (Poet, Lawyer, lecturer & motivational speaker), Tallulah …