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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

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 …