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When the community takes a lead …

Brixton’s Market Row is hosting a ground-breaking initiative that is growing from the grass roots up. Alan Slingsby was at the launch of its pop-up shop...
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School patrol to seek recruits with Brixton Village pop-up

Lambeth Schools Patrol (LSP), the innovative community-led and designed youth safety initiative today (27 January) opened a pop-up shop in Brixton’s Market Row. LSP said...
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Funding boost for Brixton life-savers

A life-saving Brixton advice service is to get vital funding from a charity established nearly 1,000 years ago. The Brixton Advice Centre offers local foodbank...
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‘Tremendous boost’ for Brixton’s Mosaic Clubhouse charity

Brixton’s Mosaic Clubhouse and the Lambeth Living Well Network Alliance are finalists in the Health Service Journal (HSJ) 2022 Partnership Awards. The awards put a spotlight on...
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Brixton Tesco shoppers donate 4,000 meals for charities

Brixton Tesco shoppers have donated food that would make more than 4,000 meals to charities feeding people this winter. During the twice-yearly Tesco food collection,...
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It’s not too late to emulate Lido icebreakers and raise cash for Crisis

Brockwell Lido at the weekend hosted the first of a series of icy dips to raise funds for the homeless charity Crisis. Swimmers, who included...
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Christmas presents? Don’t forget Grove!

If you’re planning – or have started – your Christmas shopping, don’t forget the appeal by Brixton’s Grove Adventure Playground. It needs about 50 presents...
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Local food banks help more than 10,000 people in six months

More than 10,000 people in and around Lambeth received a food bank parcel between April and September this year. Nearly 4,000 went to children. Lambeth...

Dance, quiz, volunteer – to Tackle Loneliness in Lambeth

Age UK Lambeth are, as usual, helping local people this winter – but they need help! And you can have fun while you’re helping with...
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New director for Black Cultural Archives

The Black Cultural Archives, based in Brixton’s Windrush Square, is to have a new managing director. Current director Arike Oke will step down at...
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‘Brixton Boys’ help families across London with back-to-school events

Solomon Smith, Mahamad Hashi, Issac Beng and Micah Lammie from the Brixton Soup Kitchen on Coldharbour Lane, are challenging stereotypes by helping families across...
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Black stars back Brixton-based drive for film and TV diversity

Black stars from national TV soaps, dramas and classical theatre have joined a Brixton-based charity to launch a production company promoting diversity and inclusion...
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Clink prison charity set for national expansion

A charity that grew in Brixton Prison is set to expand across the England and Wales, reducing reoffending rates and providing catering staff to...
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Accessibility guide for Brockwell Park

A new accessibility guide to Brockwell Park will be launched at the virtual Lambeth Country Show this weekend. Friends of Brockwell Park (FOBP) has added...
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Honour for Brixton charity founder

Brixton resident William Longden has been honoured with a handcrafted bench designed by restorer and eco-designer Jay Blades from BBC One’s The Repair Shop. William,...
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Brixton charity scores with no-contact American football project

A Brixton-based Black-led charity working with young people has seen a big rise in participation in its American Football programme since lockdown ended in...