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Central Southwark Community Hub Covid-19 Foodie Raffle

Central Southwark Community Hub (CSCH) provides food to people in need within our community. The number of residents they support weekly has grown from 30 to 200+ due to Covid-19. CSCH is running a raffle to fundraise for the foodbank. Money raised will mean more people can be supplied with food packages, as well as help, to address the underlying cause of their situation. All of the raffle prizes have been generously donated from Southwark foodie businesses. There are some truly worthwhile things on offer! Tickets can be purchased using this link. They are just £2 so please dig deep for the chance to win some delicious prizes in exchange for giving the gift of food. Follow CSCH on Instagram, ​Twitter or Facebook  

Link Age Southwark adapts services for older people in Southwark and achieves top quality standard award!

The past two months have been trying for the whole community. And charities such as Link Age Southwark have had to step up to a whole new level while serving the needs of our older people. With the social distancing rules in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic, they have had to suspend their over 20 groups and converted face to face befriending relationships to telephone befriending. Fortunately, with their amazing army of volunteers, they have risen to the challenge and have succeeded in reaching out to even more older people, having set up over 40 new matches on top of their 160 existing ones. Their group volunteers and tutors have been heroes too, keeping up their activities with group members, conducting chats, singing and exercise over the telephone and Zoom.  Link Age Southwark has also set up a shopping service for the first time for people who are completely isolated. More plans are in place including setting up conference calls with groups of older people. Living their ‘can do’ value has never been so …

Southwark Business Excellence Awards Makes Date Changes Following COVID-19 Guidance

  Changes have been made to the Southwark Business Excellence Awards programme due to the ongoing situation with COVID-19.   Organisers of the awards, in association with LSBU, are offering flexibility to businesses on this year’s entry deadline by extending it to 14 April. The Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony has been postponed from Thursday 25 June until Wednesday 7 October 2020. Head of Awards, Julie Leggatt, said: “We understand this is a very difficult time for everyone both professionally and personally, so entering the awards may not be the highest priority right now so we have extended the deadline to support businesses at a future date. “Our thoughts go out to anyone who has been personally impacted, and we hope that you and your families are safe and well.” Alison May, Apprenticeship Manager at London South Bank University, (LSBU) said: “London South Bank University is a University that prides itself on serving South London students and local businesses. Southwark is our home and Southwark Business Awards presents us with a fantastic opportunity to support …

News UK donates 88 tablets to Southwark libraries

Southwark residents will now have access to the very latest in tablet technology and the latest news thanks to a gift to the local council from News UK, publisher of The Times, Sunday Times and The Sun. The company has donated a total of 88 Nexus and i-Pad tablets to local libraries to coincide with their move from Wapping to London Bridge where they have taken a lease for the next thirty years. Free subscriptions to the award winning news, sport, analysis and comment of the Times and Sunday Times are included on every device. Over the last year Southwark libraries welcomed over two million visitors, a figure which is expected to increase as our libraries continue to benefit from investment. The tablets will help the council in its vision to deliver a Fairer Future for all, which calls on everyone in the borough from residents, businesses and the voluntary sector to create new opportunities for individuals and communities to realise their potential. Ten Google Nexus ‘7’ tablets are being given to each of the …