Lewisham’s volunteers celebrated at annual Mayor’s Awards

Local heroes were honoured for their voluntary contribution at the annual Mayor of Lewisham Awards held at the Civic Suite on 29 November. The Mayor’s Awards recognise the valuable work of individuals, community groups, voluntary organisations and businesses which contribute to or support others to volunteer their spare time...

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Linking Lives Crofton Park takes up the Loneliness Lock-In Challenge!

Meet Alma, the coordinator of Linking Lives, a befriending initiative based in Crofton Park that matches local volunteer befrienders to local residents living in the areas of Crofton Park, Brockley, and Forest Hill who are experiencing loneliness. Linking Lives, Crofton Park has over 50 volunteer befrienders since it began...

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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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Woodpecker Road Community Cleanup

Woodpecker Road Community Cleanup

Starting from July, 2018, Woodpecker Road Community Clean Up is a monthly, voluntary event that gathers the local residents of Woodpecker Road or anyone who’s interested to help clean up the local area and to make it a better place. Approached by the charity CleanUp UK, Alain Rozet is...

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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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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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