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‘Staggering’ increase in local foodbank provision

The number of people supplied with emergency food by Lambeth foodbanks more than doubled in the past year. The foodbanks today (22 April) revealed a...
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Windrush charity fund offers grants

A charity fund to aid members of the Windrush Generation is now accepting applications for grants of up to £25,000 from community and grassroots...
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Help the Platform Cafe bounce back

The Platform Cafe in Loughborough Junction is halfway through its crowdfunding campaign to refurbish the cafe as part of Mayor of London’s Back to...
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Wilhelmina, the Brixton buzzard

Virgin Radio’s Eddy's Good News, hosted by Herne Hill resident Eddy Temple-Morris, reports that eagle-eyed residents of Poets Corner spotted a juvenile buzzard that...
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‘We have to support each other. Equality isn’t here yet!’

When better than International Woman’s Day to meet Kemi Akinola, a woman who has dedicated her life to helping others? She spoke to Simone...
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Putting food at the heart of our community

A new surplus food co-ordination and distribution service commissioned by Lambeth council and run by Healthy Living Platform started work this month As soon as...
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‘If Black Lives Matter to you, donate blood’

South Londoner Brenda Smith has donated blood for sickle cell patients for more than half of her life. For her 40th donation, she hopes...

Brixton charity urges action over Covid crisis for Latin Americans

A Brixton-based charity reveals today (4 February) that half of Latin Americans in London are out of work as a result of the pandemic...
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New chair for Black Cultural Archives

Ansel Wong CBE, a political activist, cultural historian and community leader, is the new chair of the board of trustees of Brixton’s Black Cultural...
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Local initiative Re:Sole steps into Brixton Village

South London charity Re:Sole's new permanent space in Brixton Village is set to open next month, following last year’s successful donation drive with fellow...
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Vacancies for pigs and volunteers

Vauxhall City Farm is one of scores of local charities heading into the unknown of a third lockdown. Simone Richardson finds out how CEO Monica...
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Brixton Village fundraiser ‘great end to a difficult year’

Brixton Village charities Compliments of the House and Re:Sole completed their fundraising fortnight with 150 trainers and enough food to feed 20 vulnerable local...

Can you help the vulnerable this Christmas?

Brixton’s Mosaic Clubhouse is fundraising to support its vulnerable members through a difficult winter. The pandemic and cold winter months mean calls to Mosaic not...
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Charity grants focus on pandemic

Thrale, the South London charity, has opened its 2020 grant programme, which will focus on grants to organisations helping with the impact of Covid. The...
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Libraries open for gift donations as council plays Santa for Covid-hit families

All Lambeth libraries are open until 19 December for donations of toys and books for local children who might otherwise not get a Christmas...
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Brockwell Park Greenhouses rev up for new year

Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses welcomes visitors and new volunteers throughout the year. To book an online talk or workshop register here on the website. During the...

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Local campaigners in deep-sea mining protest

Members of South West London Greenpeace took part in a national protest calling on government to stop deep-sea-mining. Volunteers, including Brixton resident Holly Hawkins, displayed...
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MP joins protest over takeover of local GPs

Local MP Bell Ribeiro-Addy today (22 April) joined anti-privatisation campaigners to oppose a US healthcare giant’s takeover of local surgeries. The protest was part of...
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‘Pride and belief’: Brixton Village and Re:Sole mark Stephen Lawrence Day

Brixton charity Re:Sole, Brixton Village and Adidas will mark Stephen Lawrence Day tomorrow (22 April) with the launch of a new cultural programme and...

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Brixton Brewin’ ’bout that generation

Brixton Brewery today (12 May) launches a new beer, Generation Pale Ale, in aid of local charity Age UK Lambeth. Promoted by a bunch of...
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Local churches offer jobseekers practical and emotional help

Local churches are joining a nationwide scheme to offer free weekly workshops to help unemployed people find work. Managers running the workshops to equip people...
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Tesco grant for Brixton inclusive cycling charity

Wheels for Wellbeing, a Brixton-based charity helping disabled people enjoy cycling, has won a £1,000 grant from Tesco’s Bags of Help community grant scheme. The...

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