All posts tagged: charity

Sailing the seven seas for ALD Life

Jon Milne is fundraising for ALD Life by going on an exciting adventure across the seven seas in the prestigious 2017 Round the World Clipper Race. Jon is married to the longstanding trustee and treasurer of ALD. Jon has entered a state of temporary retirement while he undertakes the greatest adventure of his life. Setting sail on August the 20th, he will be circumnavigating the world as part of the Clipper 17-18 Round the World Race. As one of a twenty-two member crew taking part in this year’s race, the brainchild of Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, he has chosen to take part in the full circumnavigation of the globe and aim to complete the 40,000-mile race which is split into eight legs and will see him sail across five oceans and six continents. The fleet of twelve identically matched 70-foot sea faring racing yachts will be his home for 11 months, with a gruelling 4 hour on, four hours off watch and will take him through some of the most treacherous waters in the world. For nearly twenty years now Jon has had a …

Hundreds of babies and toddlers say GIDDY UP at the rodeo in aid of Demelza

Over these next few weeks local Baby Sensory and Toddler Sense babies and tots will be taking part in a fundraiser raising funds for Demelza Children’s Hospice.    The YEE HA themed fundraiser is in memory of baby John Walsh who passed away in September 2017 from a rare genetic disorder, Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA).  John was a beautiful baby who loved Baby Sensory (Bexley) and the company is now working together across South East London and Kent to raise funds for one the family’s named charity Demelza House. DEMELZA Hospice Care for Children.  It costs over £10.5 million a year to maintain our current service across East Sussex, Kent and South East London but we know there are many more families in need of our care. As a charity we are reliant on the generosity of individuals, schools, clubs and groups who fundraise for Demelza in fun, exciting and inspiring ways. The Baby Sensory & Toddler Sense YEE HA! activities include: Rodeo challenge (exercise event) Cattle Roping (Ribbon lasso and shakers) Entertainment in the ‘Last Chance Saloon’ (musical …

Take a walk on the wild side at St Christopher’s Food Festival and Wild West Fair

Head on down to Green Street Green, Orpington on Saturday 10 June 2017 for St Christopher’s Food Festival & Wild West Fair. From 11am until 4pm the hospice’s summer fair will feature a wonderful array of street and artisan foods for sale, fun-filled western-style entertainment and, an ever-popular dog show. A Rodeo bull will entertain wannabe-cowboys and children will love western-themed games such as ‘tin-can alley’ and ‘cactus’ hoopla.  There will also be a bouncy castle assault course, pony rides, and entertainment in the central arena all day, including Lindy Hop dancing and a magic show. The always entertaining dog show will be at 3pm and costs £3 to enter, per category. Prizes will be awarded to the winning dogs, including for the ‘waggiest tail’ and ‘most handsome dog’. Visitors can wet their whistle at the Pimms and beer tent, or visit one of over twenty food and drink sellers that will be on the Green, many offering award-winning goods. Fresh food will include Venezuelan street food, wood fired pizzas, American frontier food and strawberries …

Calling all local businesses

East Dulwich based charity Link Age Southwark is looking to partner with local businesses to support their work with older people in Southwark. These businesses will become Business Patrons of the vibrant charity, which has been working in Southwark for 23 years to combat loneliness and isolation among older people. The charity recruits volunteers from the local community to offer free services to people over 60, including over 20 activity groups, weekly befriending visits, a volunteer driving service and support for people living with dementia. Link Age Southwark currently has over 350 active volunteers supporting nearly 600 older people in the borough. By becoming a Business Patron, you will join a group of thriving local businesses supporting Link Age Southwark to the value of £500 a year. Your business will benefit from visibility in the borough and association with a local, community-based charity with a strong reputation of recruiting volunteers to support older people in the local area. Current Business Patron Lesley O’Mara, Managing Director of Michael O’Mara Books, says, “We’re very proud to support Link …

Kit Amnesty match – Dulwich Hamlet v Lowestoft Town

Spectators attending the Dulwich Hamlet v Lowestoft Town fixture at Champion Hill on 8th April 2017 are invited to bring donations of old sports shirts or any other sports related clothing (shorts, socks etc) or equipment (boots, pads, gloves etc) to the game in aid of charity. Benefiting from the donations will be the African Bible University in Kampala, Uganda and the Thembalethu Foundation based in Zimbabwe. Hamlet fans will recollect that a similar Kit Amnesty game was held last season supporting the same two great causes. Hamlet supporter James Virgo is a friend Sean Kinsella who is a missionary and a professor at the African Bible University and Sean also passes kit out to teams in Uganda who are in need of kit. The Thembalethu Foundation works with young people by bringing them together to play football and make them feel part of the community. In doing so they educate them in live choices as well as HIV/AIDS and try to show them the opportunities that life can offer. This forms part of a project run by football supporter …