#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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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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March Newsletter | Refill in Lewisham

Check out our March newsletter In the UK alone, it is estimated that 800 plastic bottles per MINUTE end up in landfill or as litter. At the current rate by 2050, there will be more plastic than fish in the sea. Lewisham has been chosen as a pilot site...

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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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