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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

Walking For Jimmy

The charity, For Jimmy, has opened registration for its biggest fundraising event of the year, walking across 21 of London’s bridges on 25th May 2019. The charity For Jimmy, set up after the murder of 16-year-old Jimmy Mizen in 2008, began the 21 Bridges walk back in 2013 as a way of celebrating what would have been Jimmy’s 21st birthday. Alongside being a chance to remember Jimmy, 21 Bridges is about bringing communities together from across London to remember the many young people that have lost their lives to youth violence across the UK. On 25th May For Jimmy will invite hundreds of supporters to join them walking 21 of London’s iconic bridges from Richmond to Tower Bridge. The event raises money to help them continue their work towards early intervention in youth violence to build safer communities for our children. There are three routes to choose from – the longest and most challenging is over 22 miles from Richmond to Tower Bridge, the second route is 14 bridges and is just over 13 miles and the shorter Family Route is from Southbank …

NDLTC Charity Mixed Davis Cup

North Dulwich Lawn Tennis Club are hosting a Davis Cup style tennis tournament on Saturday 30th March to raise money for VICTA and Leukaemia UK. Each team has been assigned to one of 8 nations for the day and will dress up, bring along food and in the evening perform a karaoke song relevant to their country, so it should be an amazing event with 50-100 people in attendance and raising over £1000 for the charities. Non-members and guests are more than welcome to watch, eat, drink and party in the evening with a great raffle and bake sale. All the money raised from the event going towards two amazing charities: 1) VICTA – a charity which supports and empowers blind and partially sighted children and young adults in the UK. 2) Leukaemia UK – a charity which funds research into all blood cancers and offers essential care and facilities for blood cancer patients. NDLTC Charity Mixed Davis Cup Saturday 30th March 1pm-5pm + Evening Entertainment. £15 Entry Contact: ianpoole_92@msn.com

Tracey’s Race to Walk – Parkrun challenge

In a bid to increase awareness of her Go Fund Me Page for life changing stem cell treatment Tracey Hergest (37) will be attempting to complete 10 local parkruns in different locations during 2019. Parkrun is a weekly, free, timed 5km race taking place at 9am in parks all over the world and open to everyone to take part. Tracey, suffering severely from Multiple Sclerosis, can’t run at the moment, in fact she can only walk a short distance with sticks. So, she can only take on this challenge with the help of her willing runner friends who will help push and  carry where needed her wheelchair around each course with Tracey herself attempting to walk as much of the last part of the course as she can. This really is a race to walk for Tracey who may soon not be able to take part at all without the treatment she so desperately needs. Parkruns where you will see Tracey and her team of helpers. 5th January – Dartford Park, Dartford 12th January – Danson Park, Bexley 19th …