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Make Shift Foundation – a showcase for young talent

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Make Shift Foundation is a South London based charity that provides an open space for 16 to 25-year-olds from Brixton and Peckham to promote...
Boots at corner of Electric Avenue

Brixton coronavirus group set up to support vulnerable residents

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Brixton Covid Mutual Aid, a community-based organisation set up less than a week ago, has enlisted 3,000 volunteers to provide aid and assistance to...
Mosaic staff members outside on Effra Road with placards saying are you ok?

Coronavirus, caution and connection – some thoughts from our community 

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  Mental health charity Mosaic Clubhouse says keeping connected is vital for our health – even more so if self-isolating. Physical separation means we have...
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“Giving a voice to the voiceless” – Brixton based charity Poetic Unity turns 5!

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jOC29blaiqY Poetic Unity a Brixton based charity founded in 2015 by Ryan J. Matthews-Robinson better known as Ragz-CV was set up to give young people...
Kitchen duties at Mosaic

Mosaic Clubhouse, a place of comfort and encouragement

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Despite being part of a global movement Brixton’s Mosaic Clubhouse is unique in England. Ruby Gregory investigates. Sitting on Effra Road is Mosaic Clubhouse, a...

Grove Adventure Playground appeal for support

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Grove Adventure Playground is fundraising to take children on a day trip on the River Thames and a tour of Tower Bridge. They need your...
Wassailing at Brockwell Park

Dig this at Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses

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Composting, kitchen gardening and kids’ stories, not to mention a rousing wassail to kick off the new year – they are all happening at...
Fruit and veg stall in the market

Good food this Christmas brought to you by Incredible Edible Lambeth

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How can we all source good nutritious food this Christmas to feed our families? Finding fresh fruit and veg at affordable prices that has not...
Compliments of the House volunteers Radia and Tamsyn prepare to set off from the charity’s Market Row headquarters to collect outside the Tube

Brixton’s season of goodwill

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Brixton’s people and businesses have, once again, come together to help those who are lonely and in need at the worst time of year...
White Horse

White Horse helps Brixton to care at Christmas

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Pub staff and volunteers from the charity South London Cares yesterday (16 December) enjoyed a Christmas lunch with some of Brixton’s older residents at...

Age UK Lambeth appeal for Xmas volunteers

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Age UK Lambeth is appealing for community volunteers on Christmas Day to make lunch special for seniors at the Vida Walsh centre on Saltoun...
Volunteers packing food items at storage depot

Food bank gears up for busiest time of year

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Food banks are facing the busiest December yet as new figures suggest record number of people in crisis will need support ahead of Christmas...
Richard Asomaning, lead youth and community organiser at CHIPS

Xmas appeal for Brixton charity

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CHIPS, the international Christian peacemaking charity, today launches a Christmas fundraising appeal for its Voices For Change project tackling youth violence in Brixton. The charity...

Charity adds two youth workers to local team

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An international Christian peacemaking charity has appointed two youth workers to help its work in Brixton. Richard Asomaning will be responsible for community-based work for...
The Brixton-based Advocacy Academy

South London charity seeks grant applications

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Groups from Brixton, Lambeth and other parts of South London can, once again, apply for grants to help people in need or distress from...
swimmers take an icy dip for homelessness charity Crisis

Take an icy plunge to end homelessness 

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Crisis, the homelessness charity, is challenging Londoners to sign up to the Icebreaker Challenge this December. Brixton’s Brockwell Park Lido is one of three open...

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Brixton House director joins call for anti-racist theatres

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Gbolahan Obisesan, artistic director and CEO of Brixton House, the new theatre being built on Coldharbour Lane...
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Brixton MP highlights Windrush Generation in parliament debate

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Brixton MP Helen Hayes yesterday (23 June) used a House of Commons debate to highlight the plight of members of the Windrush Generation impacted...
demonstration with banner

Council drops controversial homeless policy before court challenge

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Lambeth council has reversed a controversial policy on housing for homeless people shortly before it was due...

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Brixton opera company launches BAME mentoring scheme

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The Brixton-based Pegasus Opera Company has launched a mentoring programme as a launchpad for the next generation...

Appeal to fund pottery kits for Brixton kids

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Lambeth-based Mud Gang Pottery is well on its way to raise £1,500 so that 50 home pottery kits can be distributed to children in...
Outside BSK headquarters in the Domino Club on Coldharbour Lane

Brixton Soup Kitchen appeals for funds to help continue its work

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Brixton Soup Kitchen (BSK) is continuing to provide food and emergency packs to the homeless, elders and...

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