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Local Comedy Star Tom Allen helps raise nearly £12K for South East London’s St Christopher’s Hospice

Local comedian Tom Allen has helped St Christopher’s Hospice in South East London raise nearly £12,000 much-needed funds for its Emergency Appeal, by hosting a live quiz on Facebook and YouTube on Friday 22 May 2020. Tom kept his audience of over 1,000 viewers entertained with shout-outs and banter, and even top tips for making a martini. In between answering the quiz questions, the audience found the time to donate the fantastic sum of £11,953 to St Christopher’s Emergency Appeal. Host of TV’s ‘Bake Off, The Professionals’, and regular guest TV panel shows such as ‘Have I Got News for You’ and ‘Saturday Kitchen’, local comedy star Tom visited the hospice last year to see its work for himself. “The hospice is a wonderful organisation,” Tom Allen said, on the night. “It supports over 1,200 people every day across South East London but at the moment, with their charity shops shut and fundraising events curtailed, they have had none of that money coming in. They are there for you, your family and your neighbours, so …

Comedian Tom Allen hosting a live online quiz to raise money for South East London’s St Christopher’s Hospice

Tomorrow night – 7.30pm on 22 May – local comedian, and Channel Four’s Bake Off: The Professionals presenter, Tom Allen will host a live online event to raise funds for St Christopher’s Hospice, which supports around 1,200 people every day across South East London. The ‘Fun Time Quiz Time with Tom Allen’ event can be joined on Facebook Live and YouTube Live, details can be found at In return for entertaining people directly in their own front rooms during lockdown, Tom is asking for donations to the hospice, however big or small. Currently, all of St Christopher’s 26 charity shops are shut and the hospice has had to cancel fundraising events and sponsored activities. This means a huge shortfall in its fundraising income since the outbreak of Covid-19, but tomorrow night the hospice hopes that its community will back its Emergency Appeal and help keep the hospice caring for those most in need. Supporters can text the word ‘HOSPICE’ to 70500 to donate £5 to the hospice’s Emergency Appeal.

Help the Rosendale feed the local community

The Three Cheers Pub Co have joined forces with Open Kitchens, the amazing non-profit organisation who help feed those elderly and vulnerable as well as our brave NHS staff.   They will be re-opening the kitchen at The Rosendale in West Dulwich with the aim of providing a minimum of 1,200 nutritious meals to those in most need in our local community. The kitchen will be staffed by members of their own team who have volunteered their time free-of-charge to support this project. Their initial fundraising target was £2,220 which they reached with half an hour!  They are now over £4,000.  This means they will be able to provide over 2,180 free nutritious meals to the vulnerable and elderly now, which is really exciting. Just £1.85 will provide a healthy fresh meal for those most affected by this crisis, so even the smallest of donations will make a difference to someone who is struggling right now. Whatever you can give will make a direct impact. The more money they are able to raise, the more meals will be provided. …

Link Age Southwark Auction

Link Age Southwark’s auction is live – bid now!

Link Age Southwark launched their new online auction last night and really need your support.  There are 14 fantastic lots and all proceeds from the auction will go towards supporting their coronavirus response effort. This will help them to keep their older friends and neighbours connected to their community by providing telephone befriending and emergency help to meet their needs at this time. There are many exciting lots to choose from, including a three-night break in a private holiday home on the North Norfolk Coast, an Indian food cooking class, a Thank You NHS LED neon sign and lots more! Items are perfect for that special gift, or as a treat to yourself! The online auction is now open for bidding and will close on Sunday 17 May at 7:30pm.  Make your bid by clicking here. Many of the items can be delivered anywhere within the UK so please do let your friends and family know about this event. Thank you for all your continued support, it really is appreciated.  

Hande, a new Peckham-based Organic Hand Sanitiser

Hande, a new Peckham-based organic hand sanitiser brand, launches to support care homes, food banks and local communities Manufactured in Peckham, Hande will return profits and donate 30% of its product to support the most vulnerable, including local care-homes and food banks. The company will generate new living wage jobs in Peckham, with a focus on those affected by the crisis, including hospitality workers and the self-employed. Hande has been designed and created in just two weeks as a collaboration between  Country of Origin, a successful British knitwear brand and IYA Studio, a design agency It is formulated using WHO guidelines. Hande, a new Peckham-based hand sanitiser brand, launches today as a collaboration between the founders of knitwear brand Country of Origin, and established design agency IYA Studio. Entirely manufactured in an industrial space in Peckham, Hande is designed as a premium organic product, made with TSDA organic ethanol and to a formula stipulated by the World Health Organization. It will donate profits to supplying the sanitiser to the most vulnerable in society. Hande has …