Lewisham Community Conversation | Responsible Business Week 2018

23-28 April was Responsible Business Week, an opportunity for local businesses to get involved locally and support good causes. To mark the occasion Business in the Community and Lewisham Local organised a Community Conversation. Four local charities presented community challenges they are addressing, including: homelessness, access to arts, youth violence and...

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Business Giving Story: Catford Supermarkets & UKCG Soup Kitchen

The Soup Kitchen was launched in May 2017 after the UCKG HelpCentre opened up the kitchen for one day during the Christmas period and we saw there was a huge need for free meals in Catford. The Soup Kitchen is run on Saturdays from 11-2pm and we provide soup, bread and...

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Business Giving Story: The Chandos & Rushey Green Time Bank

Business Giving Story: The Chandos & Rushey Green Time Bank

 What happens when charity meets fun? The Chandos, a pub based in Honor Oak Park found their community charity of choice, Rushey Green Time Bank to fundraise for. Rushey Green Time Bank’s goal is to reduce social isolation by encouraging people to get involved with the local community by offering...

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999 Club: Making Change Count for Homeless People

999 Club located at 21 Deptford Broadway provides services to homeless people. This small charity does big work offering “advice, support, shelter, health checks & activities” for those most in need. They centre not only on people who sleep rough but also those who are vulnerably housed, living in temporary accommodation...

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New Year, New You! Profiling: Good Gym

New Year, New You! Profiling: Good Gym

Happy New Year from Lewisham Local! We hope you’ve had a restful break and that your New Year’s resolutions aren’t taking too much of a hit from ‘real life’. Let’s try and keep up the motivation shall we? Why not make 2018 a year of giving back to your...

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Business Giving Story: For Jimmy & American Express

The charity, For Jimmy, held a volunteering day in partnership with financial company American Express. It was also a day that reflected the values of the charity; bringing people together and creating a sense of community.  The link between For Jimmy and American Express came about through a conversation...

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Christmas Giving Stories in Lewisham

Christmas for many, is the season of goodwill. Lewisham is full of it anyway but we thought we would capture some of our favourite stories that stood out this year. Read on for a sack-full of festive giving stories that will warm your hearts enough to roast chestnuts on...

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Business Giving Story: parlez on supporting Foodcycle Lewisham to tackle food waste

parlez came to life from a belief in the local, a community-minded neighbourhood restaurant in Brockley placing importance on the value of local home-cooked food and conversation with friends and familiar faces!  Upon visiting them for a discussion on their community work with Foodcycle Lewisham, co-founder Louis Edwards explained: “a key component...

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Lewisham Community Toilets, now live!

Have you ever had difficulty finding a toilet to use in Lewisham? Lewisham Community Toilet scheme has found a solution to a common problem. Thanks to the new Lewisham Community Toilet scheme there will be more clean, safe and accessible toilets that are open to the public, free of...

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#GivingTuesday 2017 – What happened?

On 28 November, #GivingTuesday was celebrated in Lewisham. A global day of giving what you can to good causes, following the huge retail sales of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Building on Giving Tuesday 2016, we encouraged local organisations to use Giving Tuesday to promote their work, gain supporters...

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