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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 …

Link Age Southwark Big Give Christmas Challenge

Link Age Southwark is a vibrant, local volunteering charity supporting older people experiencing feelings of loneliness and isolation. Their fantastic network of volunteering provide befriending, group activities, volunteer transport and light DIY and gardening services. Last year, with the help of their fantastic friends and supporters, Link Age Southwark raised £22,314 through the Big Give Christmas Challenge, an online match funding campaign, which doubles the value of a donation. This money was used to fund transport older people to group activities and parties throughout the year. This year, the charity is taking part in the campaign again with the opportunity to raise £25,000 to fund their 24 social and activity groups, which include gentle chair-based exercise, singing, reminiscence and three groups specifically for people living with dementia. The groups help to ensure that the older people of Southwark can age healthily and happily, meet new people and remain part of the local community. Link Age Southwark’s newest group start in December 2017 with members meeting every other Monday to enjoy a varied programme of activities. …

Catford Christmas tree charity aims for biggest year yet

Lewisham based social action project, Jericho Road is aiming to sell 700 Christmas trees for charity, in an effort to give a gift to the homeless. Kings Christmas Trees, which is run by Kings Church London, is gearing up for its biggest year yet. All proceeds from the trees, which are premium Normann Firs driven down from Scotland for the project, go to providing meals for the homeless through the Jericho Road Project. Over the nine years the project has been operating, Kings has seen the Christmas trees ordered by customers grow significantly. The most popular size for trees is now six or seven foot, which always sell out first. However, the project also supplies trees to schools, colleges and large-scale organisations, with the biggest tree it sells being 10 feet. Over the last nine years the project has sold 3,545 trees, and it is aiming to sell 700 this year, more than ever before as they mark their 10-year anniversary. The trees will be available to order from early November. “King’s Christmas Trees started …

Peckham to welcome Syrian refugee family

Peckham Sponsors Refugees will meet with a Home Office representative in the next few weeks to seek pre-approval to re-home a refugee family fleeing conflict and devastation in Syria. The family is expected to arrive in the community early next year. Peckham Sponsors Refugees, which has been supported by around 100 locals, has worked tirelessly over a period of months to prepare for the family’s arrival and get all the necessary plans in place, culminating in handing in what Tim Finch, a local resident who is founding director of Sponsor Refugees, said is ‘the most thorough and comprehensive application I have seen.’ The group has found a home for the family, raised funds to help support them when they arrive, and drawn up a safeguarding and resettlement plan. The group has also sourced an Arabic translator and researched educational and support services available to help the family settle into the area when they arrive. Over the next few months, the Home Office will complete final checks to ensure the community is ready to house the …