All posts tagged: charity

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.  

161@Home with Jane Alty

We are delighted to share that 161@home is back on Friday 24th April with a special guest chef: Jane Alty, the head chef and co-owner of The Begging Bowl – the acclaimed Thai street food restaurant in Bellenden Road, Peckham. Originally from New Zealand, Jane has lived in London for 16 years, working alongside the city’s best chefs in top-name restaurants such as Bibendum, Galvin at Windows, Racine and the Michelin-starred Nahm. While travelling through Asia, Jane became infatuated with Thailand and its exciting and exquisite food. She fell so in love with the local dishes that she immediately changed her career path to focus exclusively on this deeply complex and demanding cuisine. This is what led to her spending three-and-a half years at Nahm working under the internationally-acclaimed chef David Thompson and subsequently working with him in Bangkok for three months. Jane’s ideas are now poured into her sophisticated yet accessible Thai dishes at The Begging Bowl where she works with English seasonal produce, obsessively making everything from scratch, while taking great care not …

Round Two – Save East Dulwich Raffle

After the amazing success of her first raffle to support the local businesses in East Dulwich, Victoria Rennison from is doing it all again! “After the amazing (and unexpected) success of the first raffle, with all 10,000 tickets selling before the Easter Day deadline and being able to support 50 wonderful businesses, I had a week of relaxing a little and letting it all settle down but couldn’t help think there might be appetite for another round. And it was so heartwarming to hear so many lovely comments and feedback on how people would love to buy more tickets and get involved again, so I thought I just had to give it another go!  This time we’ve added a twist – some prizes are big and beautiful, some prizes are small and beautiful but all prizes are a real representation of what East Dulwich has to offer. And for all the headaches and late nights that come with it, if we can raise more money for our local economy and make even more of a …