Tell Engaging Stories: Griot Communications

The power of authentic storytelling was the theme of our second employee volunteering workshop on 12th February. Joanne Roberts from Griot Communications facilitated an interactive session, Tell Engaging Stories, with charities on how they can harness the power of their authentic stories to gain support for their causes. What...

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Filigree Communications volunteering for Wild Cat Wilderness, Catford

Businesses in Lewisham are increasingly looking for ways to ‘give back’ to their local community. Last December, the Filigree Communications team ventured into the Wildcat Wilderness, a community green space in Catford. More than half the team live locally and walk to work, so were all keen to give...

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Mayor’s Awards For Volunteering 2018

Lewisham’s volunteers celebrated at Mayor’s Awards ceremony Representatives from Lewisham’s voluntary and community sector and Lewisham Council came together on 30 November for the annual Mayor’s Award for volunteering ceremony. The Mayor’s Awards recognise the valuable work of individuals, community projects and businesses who contribute to or support others to volunteer their spare time and...

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#GivingTuesday – Lewisham Community Conversation

Lewisham charities and businesses come together on Giving Tuesday, 27th November The Mayor of Lewisham, Damien Egan, has praised an innovative scheme to match local charities with businesses to tackle social issues. Lewisham Community Conversation, organised by Lewisham Local, invited local businesses to connect with local charities and learn...

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Student Volunteering from Christ the King Sixth Form

Chris the King Students Get Involved We love young people rolling up their sleeves and getting involved in their community. This is exactly what happened with students from Christ the King Sixth Form on 4th July. Five willing volunteers spent the day with Lewisham Local to speak with local...

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Free Water Refills in New Cross and Deptford

Refill Action Day

Refill London in Lewisham took another leap forwards last week, adding a further 9 local businesses as free water refill stations. 9 keen volunteers (including one baby in a pram), marked the end of national Volunteers Week and the One Less campaign, doing their bit to reduce local plastic waste....

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Deutsche Bank at Wild Cat Wilderness

‘London is full of big corporates but we never see any of them down here’. Well, occasionally that might be true in Lewisham, but not on this occasion! On 10 and 11 May, volunteers from Deutsche Bank came to Wild Cat Wilderness in Catford, a community green space cultivated...

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