All posts tagged: peckham

Marathon Update

  We are delighted to bring an update from the runners from Dulwich who completed their own marathon last week.  Tom Fender tell us more.     We set off at 8am on Saturday morning.  The weather was warm but it was a bit cloudy – this made running conditions perfect.  No wind or rain.  Susie had missed five weeks of running due to an achillies injury in the run up to Saturday which we all had in the back of our minds….but thankfully, her achillies held out brilliantly. We ran as a group the whole way round.  We had loads of friends and family support us on the route – including Leo Fender being our ‘outrider’ for the whole route.  Friends and family set up water / drinks/snack stations every 6-7km on average which was a godsend as 26 miles is quite a long way to go without refreshments and fuel/energy. Our route took us from Brockwell Park/Herne Hill to Brixton, Clapham, back to Herne Hill, Loughborough Junction, Camberwell, Kings College Hospital, Denmark Hill, …

Help keep Aneto Cafe open

Aneto Cafe need your help.  In 2013 Chef Damiano Vecchio opened Aneto where Locale once was. Inspired by great fresh ingredients, Aneto, a small neighborhood café began creating great breakfasts for regular guests. Due to their success, neighbours began to ask for homemade soups and salads, and even made-to-order sandwiches. After successfully trading for five years Aneto moved into bigger premises next door to showcase more dishes and increase trading hours until 8pm in the evening. Since Covid 19 crisis started, and the café was closed, Aneto swiftly changed  into a deli/shop complete with all the proper self distancing rules and guidelines . Selling fresh homemade pasta, in-store made breads, wines, dry and fresh goods and the occasional toilet roll! They also have a delivery service where they make sure the proper cleanliness is adhered to in making, picking and packing the orders. They provide a free delivery service to the most vulnerable people living in SE22/15 Post Covid-19 the objective is to build a bakery to produce even more bakery items and expand their deli …

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 …

The Peckham Festival Fun Run 2018

This year Peckham Festival will be introducing their first FUN run through the amazing Peckham Rye Common on Sunday 16th of September at 9am. Sponsored by Gareth James Property and brought to you in association with Parkrun, Runhead and Peckham Vision. Peckham Festival are looking for participants of all experiences to take part in one of the 3 different sections: 1k for our younger aspiring runners. 5k for our aspiring beginners and more moderately experienced runners. 10k for experienced runners. Peckham Festival will be timing everyone but if you do want to put the FUN in FUN run we would love to see you in fancy dress. Additionally if you would like to run for a charity that you care about, go for it! Please register your interest at funrun@garethjames.com Peckham Festival is a hyper-local festival with a single aim of celebrating creative and cultural Peckham. It exists to to promote artists, makers, creators, and community groups with a particular focus on an inclusive approach to the BME, youth and LGBTQI groups within the area. For more details of what’s on please visit www.peckhamfestival.org.

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 …