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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 …

St Christopher’s Fun Walk

St Christopher’s Fun Walk on 19 May 2019 is the biggest fundraising day of the year for Dulwich’s local hospice and by taking part, walkers will help to keep essential services running and freely available for local families in South East London when they need it most. The walk through Keston, Kent and its surrounding countryside is a life-enhancing day out and an infectiously positive communal experience. Many people take part year after year, and come in fancy dress or customised t-shirts remembering someone special.  The Fun Walk starts and finishes at Keston Common in Kent on Sunday 19 May 2019 and meanders through some of Kent’s prettiest countryside. Walkers can choose their sponsored route with a choice of 3, 5, 8 or 11 mile walks, and there are refreshments to refuel the ramblers and entertainment too. For more information or to sign-up visit www.stchristophers.org.uk/funwalk